The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation offers a wide range of generous scholarship programs for college and graduate students. Now the foundation is offering a new program for high-achieving, low-income high school seniors.
The new program will provide up to $30,000 per year for as many as 40 low-income students each year. In order to be eligible, students must graduate from high school in the spring of 2014 and enter a four-year college next fall. Students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or better in high school and scored 1200 or above on the reading and mathematics portions of the SAT college entrance examination or a 26 or above on the ACT test.
“The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program offers more than just financial support by providing Scholars with one-on-one advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid and by offering multifaceted programing about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience,” said Emily Froimson, vice president of programs at the Foundation. “We want to ensure that our Scholars have all the tools necessary to choose the right college and excel once they get there.”
The video below offers more information about the new program. Additional information is available here.