Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Young Scholars Program seeks 7th grade applicants

Posted on January 29, 2019

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Invites Young Scholars Program Applications

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need and offers the biggest scholarships in the U.S., comprehensive counseling, and other support services to students, from eighth grade to graduate school.

As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications from outstanding seventh-grade students with financial need for its annual Young Scholars Program. Cooke Young Scholars receive a personal academic and college counselor from eighth grade through graduation from high school, funding for academic and enrichment programs in the summer and during the school year, internship and study abroad opportunities, and educational resources, including books and technology. Young Scholars often go on to receive Cooke College Scholarships worth up to $40,000 a year.

Up to fifty students will be selected to begin the Young Scholars Program when they start eighth grade in September. To be eligible, applicants must have earned mostly As in school since sixth grade, with no grades of C in English, math, science, or social studies.

To be eligible, applicants must currently be in seventh grade; reside and plan to attend high school in the U.S. or a U.S. territory; have a family adjusted gross income of less than $95,000; and be willing to participate in multi-week residential summer programs, including two required Cooke scholar programs after eighth and eleventh grades.

For complete program guidelines, a fact sheet, and application instructions, see the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.

Deadline: March 14, 2019


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