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Making College Affordable: New Report Calls For Greater Transparency In Financial Aid Practices

Posted by Amber Styles on Nov 9, 2017 8:36:53 AM

Low-income students are eight times less likely to earn a college degree than their higher-income peers

 
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Topics: Media Release, Video, research, college success

From Advisory Board to the Pediatric Ward: Cooke Scholar Isabelle Riddle

Posted by Marc Linmore on Oct 11, 2017 5:17:27 PM

Isabelle Riddle has dreams of someday becoming a pediatric oncologist. And now she has the opportunity to work toward making those dreams a reality at one of the top colleges in the country; thanks to the Cooke College Scholarship Program.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Video, College Scholar, College Board

Acting to Change the World: Cooke Scholar John Johnson

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 4, 2017 3:55:41 PM

John Johnson began his undergraduate studies at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York. Although he initially considered pursuing a science degree, John realized a strong passion for the performing arts.

“When I'm on stage inhabiting a character or someone else's life, I'm about to connect with the audience. And draw them into someone else's life and that helps me to connect with myself and with other people,” says John.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Video, Transfer students, Arts

Working For a Bright Future: Cooke Scholar Lauren Pham

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Lauren Pham has dreams of working in sustainable development. And now, thanks to the Cooke College Scholarship Program, she has the opportunity to work toward making those dreams a reality at one of the top colleges in the country.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Video, College Scholars

Empowerment Through Financial Literacy: Cooke Scholar Marshelle Davis

Posted by Marc Linmore on Sep 26, 2017 4:29:36 PM

Marshelle Davis is looking to affect change that will impact generations. And now, with the help of the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, she is one step closer to making that a reality.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Video, Transfer students

Engineering Early Detection of Disease: Cooke Scholar Jacob Mosley

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 20, 2017 4:44:53 PM

Jacob Mosley recently graduated from Vanguard High School in Ocala, Florida. Now he’s beginning his freshman year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the Cooke College Scholarship Program.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, College Scholarship, Video, College Scholar, College Scholars

Nation’s Largest College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 14, 2017 12:14:55 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced that it is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation, through November 14. Students selected as Cooke Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year for four years of study, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.

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Topics: College Scholarship, Scholarship, students, application, Media Release, Video, high school

From the Military to Mars: Cooke Scholar Mark Rubianes

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 13, 2017 1:36:26 PM

Mark Rubianes has been interested in computers for his entire life, and finds building circuits to be both a logistical challenge and a creative outlet.

Following four years in the military, Mark enrolled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Community College. Now he’s studying computer engineering at North Carolina State University with a Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Video, Transfer students, STEM

Fascinated by the Brain: Cooke Scholar Marcela Rodrigues Guimarães

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 8, 2017 10:54:52 AM

Marcela Rodrigues Guimarães is fascinated by the brain. And now, thanks to the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, she has the opportunity to study it at one of the best colleges in the nation.

After thriving as a community college student at City College of San Francisco, this fall Marcela begins her first semester at Smith College, where she’ll be studying neuroscience and building the foundation for her future career plans.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Video, Transfer students

From Cote d'Ivoire to Texas Tech: Cooke Scholar Jean-Christian Guiton

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 31, 2017 10:51:57 AM

Before he applied to the Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Jean-Christian Guiton balanced working and interning alongside his studies at North Lake College. This fall, he is transferring to Texas Tech University to study civil engineering.

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Topics: Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, Scholar Spotlight, Video, Transfer students

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