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Report Commemorates 16 Years of Scholarships, Grants, and Research

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 6, 2016 4:00:39 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today published a report summarizing its first 16 years of operation. The report details how the foundation has provided over $152 million in scholarship assistance to nearly 2,200 high-achieving students from low-income families and over $90 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.

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Topics: Scholarship, JKCF, Media Release, programs, grants

Cooke Foundation Partners with College Greenlight to Expand Reach to Thousands of Students

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on May 11, 2015 9:53:02 AM

LANSDOWNE, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced a new partnership with College Greenlight enabling it to reach thousands of low-income students across the country to make them aware that they are eligible for the Cooke Foundation’s prestigious scholarships.

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Topics: Scholarship, JKCF, Media Release, college access, excellence gap

MainStreet Includes JKCF in List of 9 Unique Grants And Scholarships

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Feb 25, 2015 3:16:00 PM

9 Unique College Grants and Scholarships For Prospective Students

By Ciara Larkin
February 25, 2015
MainStreet

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — With education fees at record highs and outstanding student loan debt topping $1.2 trillion nationwide, prospective students are staring down the barrel of burdensome college debt. Sure, President Obama's recent goal to make community college free for all students and his college ranking system based on affordability and ROI are steps in the right direction. But free tuition, or even tuition assistance, would be an immeasurable gift for many. As such, it's the responsibility to those in school or getting set to matriculate to apply for opportunities that will lessen the financial blow of a college education.

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Topics: Scholarship, education news, JKCF in the News

College Board Announces JKCF Partnership to Expand Scholarship Access

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 29, 2015 3:49:13 PM

College Board Announces Major Expansion in Access to Scholarships for the Millions of Students Who Take the PSAT/NMSQT®

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through new partnerships with five of the country's leading scholarship providers, the College Board will expand access to scholarship opportunities earlier in high school to change students' trajectories and help inform their decisions about pursuing college. The American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC and AIGCS), Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF), and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will use information from the PSAT/NMSQT® to expand access to nearly $180 million in existing scholarship dollars to low-income and minority students.

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Topics: Scholarship, Media Release, college access

EdSurge Features JKCF Scholarship Programs

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jan 29, 2015 10:37:17 AM

Not Too Good To Be True: How Your Student Can Earn Up to $520,000 for Tuition

By Mary Jo Madda
Jan 28, 2015

EdSurge

Disclaimer: You might think this is too good to be true. But we kid you not.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholarship, education news, Young Scholars Program, JKCF in the News

Media Release: Foundation Commits $14 Million in Scholarships and New Technology Tools at White House College Opportunity Summit

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Dec 4, 2014 6:00:00 AM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Commits $14 Million in Scholarships and Creating New Technology Tools at White House College Opportunity Summit; Scholarships and “Chatbot” to Expand College Opportunities for Students Nationwide

LANSDOWNE, VA – Building on a dozen years of success in increasing access to college for high-achieving, low-income students, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today at the White House Summit on College Opportunity committed to do even more by pledging to increase the number of undergraduate scholarships it provides by nearly 170 each year over the next four years, from 355 undergraduate scholarships in 2013-14 to 525 in 2017-18. Its spending to support these students will grow from approximately $8 million in 2013-14 to approximately $14 million in 2017-18.

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Topics: Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release, college access, excellence gap

College Scholarship Program Application Period Closes In One Week

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Oct 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM

There is just one week left until the application period for the College Scholarship Program closes! To help students still working on their applications or students now focused on college applications, check out a roundup of our most useful tips below.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholarship, Tips

New Tool to Help Students Find Financial Aid Resources State by State

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Sep 8, 2014 11:16:00 AM

We believe it’s imperative that high-achieving, low-income students have financial resources that enable them to develop their academic and artistic interests. Our own Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship programs are obviously one of the most important ways we do that, but we can’t fund every deserving student who applies.

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Topics: Scholarship, funding college, financial aid, financial need

Looking for College Scholarships? Check These Great Resources

Posted by Jenn Bates on Jul 1, 2014 2:41:16 PM

In addition to scholarships from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, there are many other scholarship opportunities to help fund your education.

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Topics: Scholarship, financial aid, college cost

Video: Learn More About the Young Scholars Program

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Feb 11, 2014 11:10:00 AM

The 2014 application period for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program is now open until March 20. Available to exceptionally promising 7th grade students across the country, the Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholarship, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, educational advisers, Video, college readiness, high school

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