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Cooke Chronicle: Success & College Access for Underrepresented Students

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 6, 2017 4:57:58 PM

October 6, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. K-12 leaders examine strategies to help diverse groups of learners succeed. In higher ed coverage, identifying and assisting students from low-income backgrounds is discussed.

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Topics: Young Scholars, tips for college application, financial aid, low income, Friday Roundup,

Cooke Chronicle: Inequality from age three to college degree

Posted by Amber Styles on Sep 29, 2017 4:38:01 PM

September 29, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Articles cover education inequity from age three to college degree.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News, Harold Levy, First Generation

Melissa Batz Receives the $5,000 Quinn Youth Leadership Award

Posted by Kate Featherston on Aug 23, 2017 12:38:58 PM

Each year at our Scholars Weekend banquet, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announces the recipients of the Matthew J. Quinn Prize and the Matthew J. Quinn Youth Leadership Award. Both awards honor the foundation’s first executive director, Dr. Matthew J. Quinn, who served from 2000 to 2010. 

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholars Weekend, Video, College Scholar, Quinn Youth Leadership Award

Reinvesting in Others: Cooke Scholar Neveen Mahmoud

Posted by Marc Linmore on Apr 6, 2017 3:45:40 PM

Neveen Mahmoud, a member of one of the first cohorts of Cooke Scholars, has always been looking for ways to reinvest her education in others.  

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Scholar News, College Scholarship, low income, Video, college access, College Scholar, excellence gap, College Scholars

One Week Left to Apply to be a Young Scholar

Posted by Marc Linmore on Mar 29, 2017 3:36:19 PM

 

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Topics: Young Scholars, application, high achieving, college access, Young Scholars Program, middle school

Something That Matters: Cooke Scholar Qian Qian Tang

Posted by Marc Linmore on Mar 9, 2017 3:41:56 PM

Qian Qian Tang was in the very first cohort of Cooke Young Scholars, and it transformed her life. The experiences she's had and the people she's met have inspired her to change the world.

After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy, she attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Cooke College Scholar. It was there where she first became interested in the intersection of technology and healthcare. She put that interest to good use when she helped launch the healthtech company Kinsa with the idea of building the first real time map to track and stop the spread of disease. Learn more about her amazing work and journey in our new scholar spotlight video:

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Video, College Scholar, alumni, Young Scholars Program

Cooke Chronicle: Funding possibilities for K-12 schools and HBCUs

Posted by Amber Styles on Mar 3, 2017 3:53:06 PM

March 3, 2017 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Funding possibilities for K-12 schools and HBCUs made headlines in the education community this week. Subscribe here to receive the Cooke Chronicle each week in your inbox.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholar News, college admissions, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Application Period Opens for Nation’s Largest Pre-College Scholarship

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 7, 2017 4:58:58 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Outstanding 7th grade students with financial need can apply from now until April 5 for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program, which is the largest high school scholarship and educational support program in the United States.

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Topics: Young Scholars, application, Media Release, Young Scholars Program

Oct. 28, 2016: Education News We're Reading This Week

Posted by Amber Styles on Oct 28, 2016 5:02:42 PM

October 28, 2016 – Here’s our weekly roundup of education news you may have missed. Where a student attends high school affects graduation rates and college attendance, but should universities rely on such predictors? Articles this week examine new findings.

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Topics: Young Scholars, high school, Transfer students, Friday Roundup,, JKCF in the News

Meaningful Life & Learning: Thoughts from Cooke Scholar Abigail McFee

Posted by Amber Styles on Aug 23, 2016 11:45:55 AM

Abigail McFee was a 2009 recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program, and was additionally awarded the Cooke College Scholarship in 2013. She is currently a senior at Tufts University, where she majors in English Language and Literature/Letters and writes for JUMBO, the Tufts admissions magazine. In this piece, Abigail reflects on how access to educational opportunities allows living and learning to be entwined.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, College Scholarship, College Scholar, Young Scholars Program

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