Untitled PostJack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

posted Sep 16, 2013, 5:48 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M   [ updated Sep 16, 2013, 5:49 AM ]

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, a desire to help others, and leadership. A rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. Each year 30-40 students will be selected into the program. 

Phase One applications will be available August 2013 and will close in early November 2013.  All applicants will be notified regarding their Phase One application status in mid-November.  Scholarship recipients will be notified in late February 2014.

Program Eligibility

At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2014
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2014
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above (must test by October 5, 2013) and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above (must test by September 21, 2013)
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant
  • Deadline for part I is November 5, 2013