Applications Open for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program!

Deadline: 5 April 2017

Applications are now open for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program.

The Young Scholars Program is a national scholarship with students representing every region and attending school in rural, urban and suburban communities.

The Foundation enables high-ability middle and high school students with financial need to realize their full academic potential. Through the Young Scholars Program, the Foundation has to date supported over 800 students from across the nation, providing them with individualized educational advising combined with comprehensive financial support from the 8th grade through high school.

Since the program’s inception in 2001, ten cohorts of Young Scholars have graduated from high school and gone on to attend and graduate from many of the most selective colleges and universities in the nation.

Benefits

From eighth grade through senior high of school, Young Scholars receive the following support from the Cooke Foundation:

  • a personal academic and college counselor
  • funding for academic and enrichment programs in the summer and during the school year
  • internship and study abroad opportunities
  • educational resources including books and technology

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program applicant:

  • must be entering 8th grade in the fall of 2016.
  • must have earned grades of all or mostly As in school with no Cs or below in your core academic subjects (English/language arts, math, science, social studies/history) since the beginning of 6thgrade.
  • must be able to submit scores from a standardized test taken within the last two years.
  • family’s income must not exceed $95,000. The average family income of entering Young Scholars is approximately $25,000. In recent years nearly all Young Scholars have come from families with incomes below $60,000.
  • must reside in the U.S. or a U.S. territory and plan to attend high school in the U.S.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Young Scholars Program.

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