Are you a high achieving student that can demonstrate financial need? Do you have a drive to succeed? Do you possess grit, determination, and a commitment to your community?
If you answered yes, you should be applying for a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship. I’m a Cooke Scholar and currently the Northwest Regional Chair of the Cooke Scholar Association. I was awarded an Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship in 2007. I used my scholarship to take me from a North Idaho College to Stanford University and obtained my physics degree in 2011.
Being a Cooke Scholar is a life changing experience that you’ll never forget. A Cooke Scholarship is more than just the means to attend your dream school. It’s a diverse, familial community that will be there to offer support, wisdom, and friendship. You’ll meet the most amazing, inspiring, awesome people as a scholar.
The Cooke Foundation offers three types of scholarships: Youth, College, and Undergraduate Transfer. A brief overview of each scholarship is provided here. Refer to the FAQ’s provided for each scholarship.
Youth Scholarship: Application opens in January
The Youth Scholarship will be open to those entering eighth grade in the Fall of 2016
Beginning in the eighth grade, the Young Scholars Program, working through fourteen on-staff educational advisers, enables students to:
- Participate in high-quality academic and extracurricular opportunities in their local community, on college campuses, and around the globe.
- Develop the knowledge, talents, and leadership skills to be significant contributors to their field of interest and society at large.
- Set and reach academic and talent goals that will prepare them to be competitive, well-informed applicants for our nation’s best colleges and universities.
College Scholarship: OPEN NOW! Until November 3rd
The College Scholarship is open to high school students graduating in Spring 2016 who intend to enroll full time in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2016.
This highly competitive scholarship includes:
- 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
Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship: OPEN NOW! Until December 15th
The UT Scholarship is open to current students at accredited U.S. community colleges or two-year institutions with sophomore status by December 31, 2015, or a recent graduates (since spring 2011). Applicants should plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2016.
As part of their scholarship, recipients may:
- Use the award for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees
- Pursue any area of study
- Have access to the greater Cooke Scholar community
- Have a pathway to the Cooke Foundation’s up to $50,000 per year Graduate Scholarship