Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is a prestigious undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student's educational expenses - including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.This highly competitive scholarship includes:-Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school-Ability to pursue any area of study-Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid-Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experienceEligibility: -Must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the spring-Must intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in the fall-Must earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher -Must receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above -Must demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grantFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $40,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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