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JKCF Grantee Belin-Blank Lays Foundation for STEM Program

Posted by Astrik Tenney on Jun 4, 2015 8:56:18 AM

In January, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awarded the Talent Development Award to the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at The University of Iowa to implement the STEM Excellence and Leadership program. The Cooke Foundation’s Talent Development Award recognizes exemplary practices that transform high-potential, economically disadvantaged elementary and middle school students into high achievers, thus narrowing the “excellence gap” – the disparity in the percent of lower-income versus high income student who reach advanced levels of academic performance.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, students, programs, Talent Development Award, excellence gap, STEM

Long Read: Narrowing the Excellence Gap

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jan 17, 2014 1:20:00 PM

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Young Scholars, funding college, college fit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, low income, high achieving, financial need, college access, Good Neighbor Grants, college success, Young Artist Award, Widening the Stage, college choice, college decision, Talent Development Award, excellence gap

Media Release: JKCF Comments About White House Initiative to Improve College Access for Low-Income Students

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jan 16, 2014 4:24:00 PM

Lansdowne, VA – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation issues the following statement in response to the White House initiative to improve college access for low-income students.

The following statement may be attributed to Emily Froimson, vice president of programs, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

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Topics: Scholarship, funding college, college fit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, Scholars, high achieving, Media Release, financial need, college readiness, college access, grants, college success, college choice, college decision, Talent Development Award, excellence gap

Share the News about the JKCF Talent Development Award

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Dec 17, 2013 3:25:00 PM

We are excited to share with you that the nomination period for the 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Talent Development Award is now open. The Talent Development Award is a one-time $500,000 grant to an exemplary organization committed to optimal outcomes in academics, leadership, and/or the arts for high-potential, low-income students in grades K-8. Nominations are accepted through February 3, 2014.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, grants, Talent Development Award

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