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Semifinalists for Nation’s Largest Transfer Scholarship Announced

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 12, 2017 2:48:13 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has selected 597 top community college students from across the nation as semifinalists to compete for its Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive scholarship will provide up to 60 low-income students with as much as $40,000 per year for up to three years to complete bachelor’s degrees at selective four-year colleges and universities.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Community college

Cooke Foundation Seeks Applicants for $40,000 College Scholarship

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 30, 2016 10:11:59 AM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The application period opened today for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program. This is the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, providing up to $40,000 per year for four years of study for high-achieving high school seniors with financial need.

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Topics: College Scholarship, application, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release

Announcing our 75 New Undergraduate Transfer Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 21, 2016 4:37:18 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 75 outstanding community college students with financial need from 21 states who are transferring to four-year colleges.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Community college, Transfer students, Scholarship Recipients

Introducing the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's 85 New College Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 15, 2016 2:01:53 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded college scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 85 high school students from 27 states who have extraordinary academic records and financial need.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release, Scholarship Recipients

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

Share the News about the JKCF Young Scholars Program

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Feb 24, 2014 2:00:00 PM

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

Media Release: JKCF Seeks Exceptionally Promising 7th Graders for Generous Educational Program

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Feb 4, 2014 3:15:00 PM

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

Share the News about the JKCF Graduate Arts Award

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Nov 6, 2013 10:57:00 AM

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Topics: Scholarship, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, application, Scholarship Announcement, Video, Arts, Graduate Arts Award

Media Release: JKCF Dissertation Fellowship Award Application Now Open

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Oct 30, 2013 12:00:00 PM

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Topics: Scholarship, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, Scholarship Announcement, Media Release, Dissertation Fellowship

Video: Transferring from a Community College to a 4-Year Institution

Posted by Heather Reams on Oct 9, 2013 9:00:00 AM

There's so much to consider when thinking about transferring from a community college to a four-year institution of higher education.  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has created a video where you'll hear from college staff as well as transfer students who made the leap.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholarship Announcement, Community college, Video, Transfer students

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