The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is the largest scholarship foundation in the country. Dedicated to advancing the education of high-achieving students who have financial need, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $125 million in scholarships to students and $79 million in grants to organizations that support their mission.
Awardees receive funding for four years of educational programs, for either high school or college. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship that offers generous educational support to exceptionally promising, high-performing middle school students from families who have financial need from across the country. Young Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising and financial support through high school to pursue their unique academic and talent goals. The Young Scholars Program is a pathway to the Foundation's College Scholarship. The application is open from mid-January through late-March. Visit the JKC Young Scholars webpage for information on opportunities for students currently in grade 7.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, Jack Kent Cooke College Scholars have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s 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.
If you have questions, please contact Tammie Stewart, CTD’s community outreach manager. Stewart is happy to advise families and walk them through the application process. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847/491-7127 to learn more.