Each award is intended to cover a significant educational expenses - including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.
- Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four year accredited undergraduate school
- Ability to pursue any area of study
- Personal Advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
- Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are 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.
- Plan to graduate from a US High School in Spring 2016
- Intend to enroll in an accredited four year college beginning in fall 2016
- Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
- SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above
- Demonstrate significant financial need. We will consider applications with family income up to $95,000. However we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
Application open September to November.
Visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for more information
(Referenced from Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program web site.)