Advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need

Tips for Submitting a Successful Young Scholars Application

Posted by Kate Featherston on Feb 16, 2018 11:49:40 AM

The Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program application is open until March 21, 2018! Follow these tips to submit the best application possible for this unique program. 

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Topics: Scholarship, Tips, application, Jack Kent Cooke, Young Scholars Program, middle school

Finding Housing at Your New School

Posted by Beth Zielinski on Jun 2, 2016 5:54:22 PM

Our Undergraduate Transfer Scholars and other high-achieving community college transfer students find plenty of academic challenges when they first transition to a four-year campus in the fall.  But those same students usually face a different kind of challenge after they enroll, which can affect their college experiences and their odds for success: housing.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Tips, Transfer students, college cost

Young Scholars Program Webinar: Recap and Resources

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 18, 2016 12:17:09 PM

Last month, we welcomed the start of a new year and the opening of our Young Scholars Program application! We've been connecting with students, families, educators, and community leaders to share information about this pre-college scholarship and educational advising opportunity for talented seventh-grade students with financial need.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Tips, Webinar, Young Scholars Program

5 Transfer Tips for Community College Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Dec 10, 2015 9:58:36 AM

Transitioning from a two-year community college to a four-year institution is a big step. We've partnered with the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) to share five of the most important considerations towards your bachelor's degree strategy.


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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Tips, Community college, Transfer students

3 Tips for Getting Great Recommendations

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 24, 2015 4:23:34 PM

You’ve worked through the toughest assignments and made the right grades, but applying to colleges and for scholarships can be a challenge for even the brightest students. Luckily, there's no need to be intimidated by reaching out to a teacher for a recommendation letter! You can make your request easy and enticing with these three steps:

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Topics: high school seniors, tips for college application, Tips, high school

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Checklist

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 23, 2015 2:08:14 PM


Are you applying for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship? We've listed the key elements you'll need in order to complete your application.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Tips, application

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Webinar Recap and Resources

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 3, 2015 4:46:01 PM

Our outreach and recruitment team has been busy this fall hosting webinars and sharing information about our scholarship programs with students, families, educators, and community leaders. If you have not been able to join us for a session, we welcome you to watch this recorded informational webinar for an overview of the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Tips, Webinar

Nara Lee's Top 3 Tips for Maximizing Your Financial Aid

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 13, 2015 11:47:06 AM

Presenters from the NSPA panel on Broadening Scholarship Opportunities for Underrepresented Students. From left: Caroline Harper, UNCF; Yvonne Berumen, HSF; Nara Lee, JKCF; Glenn Milewski, College Board; and Cecilia Marshall, APIASF.

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Topics: tips for college application, funding college, financial aid, Tips, application, college access, college cost

Go Back to School Successfully with These Tips

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 31, 2015 10:34:31 AM

Back to school season can be an intense experience for the entire family. Students have new classes, new teachers, and long lists of new supplies. We've assembled the best tips to help you prepare, including strategies for school supply shopping, understanding tech, and making sure your child has a mindset to achieve.

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Topics: Tips, low income, high school

U.S. News & World Report Gives Tips to Undergraduate Transfer Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 25, 2015 4:23:21 PM

The list includes some helpful tips on evaluating transfer institutions, understanding their agreements, and how to find ways to finance your transtition (including a reference to our Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship!).

Read the full article at U.S. News & World Report.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Tips, college choice, JKCF in the News

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