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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

Nation’s Largest Pre-College Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Posted by Amber Styles on Jan 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM

LANSDOWNE, Va. – January 17, 2018 – The Cooke Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for its Young Scholars Program, the largest high school scholarship and advising program in the United States, for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need.

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Topics: application, Media Release, Young Scholars Program

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

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

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

New Cooke Young Scholars Learn to Think Big at Welcome Weekend 2016

Posted by Amber Styles on Jun 30, 2016 4:18:16 PM

Last weekend, the Cooke Foundation brought together all 70 of our new Cooke Young Scholars and their families to the Johns Hopkins University campus. These rising high school freshman enter the Young Scholars Program as our fifteenth cohort, and traveled from all over the nation to join us for Welcome Weekend.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Scholars, Event, Welcome Weekend, Young Scholars Program

Cooke Conversation: 5 Questions with Ann Hollingsworth

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 12, 2016 5:01:48 PM

We're continuing our series of alumni profiles by interviewing Cooke Scholars from across our scholarship programs. We hope to inspire current and future Cooke Scholars by highlighting the incredible range of personalities, ambitions, and accomplishments of this talented group. Today's conversation features Cooke Scholar Ann Hollingsworth.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Young Scholars Program, Cooke Conversations

Cooke Conversation: 5 Questions with Shaun Zhang

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 5, 2016 1:17:06 PM

We're continuing our series of alumni profiles by interviewing Cooke Scholars from across our scholarship programs. We hope to inspire current and future Cooke Scholars by highlighting the incredible range of personalities, ambitions, and accomplishments of this talented group. Today's conversation features Cooke Scholar Shaun Zhang.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, alumni, Young Scholars Program, Cooke Conversations

Video Spotlight: Nathan Miller on Learning to Think Big

Posted by Amber Styles on Mar 17, 2016 4:15:57 PM

"Throughout high school, I learned to make opportunities for myself, to think big."

Cooke Scholar Nathan Miller's experiences in our Young Scholars Program allowed him to explore his evolving interests and paved his pathway to our $40,000 per year College Scholarship Program.
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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Video, College Scholar, Young Scholars Program

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