The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced recently that it has begun receiving applications for the largest undergraduate scholarship program in the country. Students selected as Cooke scholars will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years to cover tuition, living expenses, books and other required fees. Cooke scholarships are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend one of the top colleges or universities in the U.S.
The program, which boasts a network of 2,000 extraordinary scholars and alumni, also connects students to opportunities they might not otherwise have, such as internships, studying abroad and funding of up to $50,000 per year for graduate study.
Recipients will be chosen based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, unmet financial need, persistence, desire to help others and leadership. Applications require students to provide their academic transcripts, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, self-assessments and essays. The application period closes November 3, 2015. Final notification to accepted students will be made in March 2016.
For more information visit: www.jkcf.org/ scholarships/college-scholarship-program.