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Melissa Batz Receives the $5,000 Quinn Youth Leadership Award

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 23, 2017 12:38:58 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. 

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Video, College Scholar, Quinn Youth Leadership Award

StreetCred Co-Founder Lucy Marcil Awarded $10,000 Quinn Prize

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 15, 2017 1:24:51 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. 

This blog post is the second in a three-part series to profile our 2017 recipients (read the first part here). The Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award, is given annually to Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement in community service. The Quinn Youth Leadership Award, a $5,000 award, is given annually to one or more current Cooke Young Scholars. 

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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars Weekend, Video, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

Emily Hedin is Awarded the $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 11, 2017 2:12:10 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. This blog post is the first in a three-part series to profile our 2017 recipients. The Quinn Prize, a $10,000 award, is given annually to Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of their outstanding achievement in community service. The Quinn Youth Leadership Award, a $5,000 award, is given annually to one or more current Cooke Young Scholars.
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Topics: Scholar News, Scholars Weekend, Video, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

Secretary of Education John King Speaks to Cooke Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 4, 2016 2:24:01 PM

Each summer, our new and returning scholarship recipients gather near the foundation's Virginia headquarters for Scholars Weekend. We were honored to have Secretary of Education John King deliver this year's keynote address celebrating the leadership of this talented and high-achieving community.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, College Scholarship, Scholars Weekend, Video, Event

Maximize Your Impact: The Best Moments of Scholars Weekend 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 4, 2016 3:35:51 PM

Each summer, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation hosts new and returning Cooke Scholars near our Lansdowne, Virginia headquarters. At Scholars Weekend, new recipients get to know one another and experience a full dose of the Cooke Scholar community while they attend sessions on college and professional success. We've collected some of our favorite memories that scholars shared this past weekend from across social media.

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Topics: Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Event, college success

Innovative Leadership Efforts Earn 3 Cooke Scholars a Total of $15,000

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 3, 2016 11:24:33 AM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar Olya Yarychkivska, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University and founding director of a non-profit group aiming to develop civil society and democracy in Ukraine, is the 2016 winner of the Cooke Foundation's $10,000 Matthew J. Quinn Prize for outstanding achievement.

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Topics: Scholar News, Media Release, Scholars Weekend, Quinn Prize

Civic Engagement Leader Olya Yarychkivska Receives Quinn Prize

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 2, 2016 12:04:14 PM

Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards the Matthew J. Quinn Prize to one or more current Cooke Scholars or alumni in recognition of an outstanding achievement that provides meaningful influence and impact on the lives of others. Winners of the Quinn Prize receive up to $10,000 cash and are honored at our annual Scholars Weekend event.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar News, Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Quinn Prize, Graduate Scholar

Our Scholars Share Favorite Benefits of the Cooke College Scholarship

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 7, 2015 11:54:46 AM

It's application season! We know that managing a calendar of deadlines for colleges, scholarships, and regular school assignments can be rigorous, especially when you're not sure exactly what will happen after you hit the submit button.

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Topics: College Scholarship, tips for college application, Scholars Weekend, College Scholar

9 Unexpected Honors of Our Undergraduate Transfer Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 17, 2015 1:57:13 PM

Our Undergraduate Transfer Scholars represent a diverse and talented group of individuals. When you gather them in a single room some pretty interesting stories begin to emerge. At Scholars Weekend this year, we discovered a few remarkable accomplishments that might not have made it onto their college resumes.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Profile

The Best Moments of Scholars Weekend 2015

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 6, 2015 4:35:12 PM

In the last weekend of July, over 400 Cooke Scholars gather to share their stories and connect with educational leaders for workshops, peer networking, and learning to make the most of the collegiate experience. Scholars Weekend is a four-day event hosted annually by the Cooke Foundation to provide tools that will enable our scholars to transition to the next phase of their education or careers. Our newly selected and our ready-to-graduate scholarship recipients also enjoy being able to build a strong community of support for one another. 

This year's event included inspiration from Colin Powell, Arne Duncan, Michelle Obama, and our amazing scholars themselves! We revisited some of their favorite memories and insights shared live on social media. Here is a recap of the most amazing moments:

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Scholars Association, Young Scholars, Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Graduate Scholar, College Scholar

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