The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation today announced it has awarded college scholarships – each worth up to $40,000 annually – to 85 high school students from 27 states who have extraordinary academic records and financial need.
“These scholarships will transform the lives of remarkable young people who excelled in high school and who are capable of excelling at the most challenging colleges and universities,” Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy said. “Our nation will benefit by enabling these remarkable students to fully develop their talents and achieve great things.”
Levy thanked the College Board for helping the Cooke Foundation to identify outstanding candidates for the Cooke College Scholarships, based on their PSAT scores.
The Cooke Scholarships are the largest in the nation. Since 2000, the Cooke Foundation has awarded approximately $147 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students and $90 million in grants to organizations that serve outstanding low-income students.
Cooke Scholarships fund the costs of attending college not covered by other financial aid, plus academic advising, stipends for internships, study abroad, and opportunities to network with other Cooke Scholars and alumni. After earning a bachelor’s degree, each Cooke College Scholar will be eligible to apply for a scholarship for graduate school worth up to $50,000 a year for up to four years.