Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program

Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is glad to announce “Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program”.  The program provides a selective 5-year pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th-grade students with financial need. The candidate who will win the scholarship program will receive a award in the amount of $40,000 per year.

Host Institution:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.


Scholarship Applicants must meet the following criteria

  • Currently be in 7th grade
  • Reside and plan to attend high school in the U.S. or U.S. territory
  • Earn grades of all or mostly As with no Cs in core academic subjects during 6th and 7th grade (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, /History)
  • Have a family adjusted gross income of less than $95,000
  • Be willing to participate in multi-week residential summer programs, including two required Cooke scholar programs after 8th and 11th grades

Instructions for Applying:

In order to apply you may check the given link:

Supporting Documents:

A potential candidate for a scholarship must submit:

  • Basic information– Address, phone, email, gender, date of birth, and primary language is spoken at home.
  • Academics– Grades for core classes in 6th and 7th grade, state standardized test scores, SAT or ACT scores (if taken).
  • Honors– Up to five honors or awards from 6th grade to present, including a short answer about why the listed award is important to the applicant.
  • Activities– Up to five activities in which the applicant spends a significant time outside of class.  These can include clubs, extracurricular activities, hobbies, academic groups, volunteer activities, or family responsibilities.
  • Short Answers– Questions about academic and personal experiences.
  • Long Essay– Applicants choose from one of several topics and submit a long-form response, intended to help the scholarship selection committee get to know the applicant better. This essay should reveal more about character, leadership abilities, interests, creativity, goals, and other traits that make the applicant a unique person.
  • Uploaded materials– Documents that need to be scanned and uploaded to the online application include:
  • Report Cards– All grades and marks from the beginning of 6th grade through the most recent grading period (semester, trimester, mid-term, six weeks, etc.).
  • Test Score Reports – The official score report from the applicant’s state standardized testing. If the applicant has taken the SAT or ACT through a regional talent center, they should also submit those score reports.

Award Description:

  • Identifying an appropriately rigorous high school.
  • Engaging in four-year planning and goal-setting.
  • Funding for academic and extracurricular opportunities, such as music and art lessons, supplemental academic classes, and technology.
  • Annual summer programs, including two required Young Scholar summer programs.
  • Year-round Young Scholar community programming.
  • Networking opportunities with a high-achieving peer community.
  • Special consideration for a Cooke College Scholarship for up to $40,000 per year.


The application for the 2018 Young Scholars Program opens on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Detailed Information Link: