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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

Educators: Recommend a 7th Grader for our Young Scholars Program!

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 24, 2016 11:28:26 AM

We've been grateful to exchange ideas for closing the Excellence Gap with teacher leaders, counselors, and administrators and now we're calling on you again. In pursuit of our mission to support high-achieving students with financial need, we select a cohort of seventh graders each year for our Young Scholars Program.

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Topics: Young Scholars, students, Young Scholars Program

NBC News Honors Cooke Scholar William Tarpeh

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 22, 2016 12:13:43 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, NBC News has dedicated February to profiling industry and community leaders under the age of 28 who are "elevating the conversation on black identity, politics, and culture."

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Scholar News, Young Scholars Program, JKCF in the News

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

How edX is Building Opportunities for Young Scholars

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 9, 2016 10:08:40 AM

With our Young Scholars Program application underway, our outreach team frequently receives questions from high-achieving students and their families for tips on a stand-out application. We've partnered again with edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, to offer seventh-grade applicants an option to earn special consideration by completing a college-level course through the Cooke edX Challenge.

We recently sat down with edX CEO and MIT Professor Anant Agarwal to learn more about the organization's initiatives to make Advanced Placement (AP) prep and other courses more accessible to high school students. Anant also described how edX has designed modules that make coding more friendly to both young learners and their teachers.

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Topics: Young Scholars Program, Cooke edX Challenge, edtech

5 Ways to Share Information on Our Young Scholars Program

Posted by Amber Styles on Feb 4, 2016 2:08:10 PM

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program application has launched, and we are asking for your help in getting the word out! We want 7th graders and educators to know about this incredible opportunity in time for the April 14, 2016 application deadline.

Here are 5 easy ways to share using tools that we all know. Thank you for your help!

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Topics: application, gifted programs, Young Scholars Program

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