The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, founded in the year 2000 offers a range of scholarships to students from 8th grade up through the graduate school. The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship is categorized into three and will be looked into in this post.
It is important to note that over the past two decades, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded over $250,000,000 to over 3200 scholars. This effort produces great results in various sectors as these scholars attend the best schools champion and participate in contemporary development.
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The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship is categorized into the:
- The Cooke Young Scholars Program
- Cooke College Scholarship Program
- Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
The Cooke Young Scholars Program
The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a five-year, pre-college scholarship for best-performing 7th-grade students who require financial need. The Cooke Young Scholars Program delivers financial support for the school, extensive academic and college advising, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning-enhancing opportunities.
The Cooke Young Scholars Program’s support includes:
- Identifying an appropriately rigorous high school.
- Engaging in four-year planning and goal-setting.
- Funding for academic and extracurricular opportunities may include music and art lessons, supplemental academic classes, and technology.
- Annual summer programs, including two compulsory Young Scholar programs.
- Year-round Young Scholars community programs.
- Networking opportunities with a high-achieving, pacesetting peer community.
This program ensures that 1,100 scholars are served to date. This accounts for over 30% of the total scholars served to date.
The Cooke Young Scholars program creates an impact of 96% enrollment rate in four-year colleges or universities
The required Cumulative College GPA is 3.5 average cumulative College GPA and the student should be in 7th grade and/or entering 8th grade in the fall of the application year.
There is a need to show real financial need. Applicants with family income up to $95,000 are considered by the foundation when it conducts a full financial review in the selection process. They will take into account all income and assets of the student and the student’s parents. The median family income of 2022’s entering cohort of Cooke Young Scholars was approximately $25,000.
The student must be currently attending middle school in the u.s. and planning to attend high school in the U.S.
The Cooke College Scholarship Program
The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is one of the largest undergraduate scholarship programs available to high-achieving high school senior students with financial needs who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Cooke Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as a thriving network of nearly 3,200 fellow Cooke Scholars and Alumni in addition to the monetary award.
The award usually covers a significant share of the student’s educational expenses including tuition, living expenses, books, and required fees. The awards also vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships the student may receive.
This scholarship includes:
- Up to $55,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
- Personal counseling about selecting a college and choosing financial aid
- Pursuit in any area of study
- Continuous all-around counseling on how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience.
Requirements: The student must:
- Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the spring of the application year.
- Earn a minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
- Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall of the application year.
- Applicants with family income up to $95,000 are considered by the foundation when it conducts a full financial review in the selection process. They will take into account all income and assets of the student and the student’s parents. The median family income of 2022’s entering cohort of Cooke Young Scholars was approximately $34,000.
- Motivate others, and contribute positively to the community.
- Exhibit determination when facing obstacles, be goal-oriented, and confront challenges with an ability to adjust to change.
In addition, Two Academic Recommendations, One Counselor Recommendation, and School Report should accompany the application. The selection is handled by a committee of educational professionals handpicked from all parts of the country.
Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a competitive scholarship, available only to the country’s top community college students who intend to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each successful Scholar will have access to financial support for two to three years, college planning support, continuous counseling, and the opportunity to connect with the amazing community of fellow Scholars.
This program ensures that 70% participated in an Honors Program or pursued Honors coursework.
This Program also ensures that 67% of Scholars held leadership roles in a club or activity.
The required Cumulative College GPA is 3.92 average Community College GPA
Click here to apply under any category for this year’s Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.