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$55,000 Cooke College Scholarship for High School Seniors Due 11/17

October 3, 2022
Background: Recipients of the Cooke College Scholarship are awarded up $55,000 per year to attend a four-year undergraduate college or university. The number of recipients varies per year, but for reference, 100 new scholars were selected in 2022. Cooke Scholars also receive academic advising, cohort-based programming, graduate school funding, and access to a network of nearly 3,000 fellow Cooke Scholars and alumni.

Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2023
• Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university beginning in fall 2023
• 3.5+ GPA
• Demonstrate financial need, including a family annual gross income not to exceed $95,000

How to Apply: Students can apply here by the November 17th deadline. The scholarship application is submitted using the Common App. You will complete the Common App general requirements, which include things like your contact information, the school you attend and your grades, and your activities and honors. You will also invite your school counselor and two teachers to submit recommendations through the Common App. Once you have created a Common App, add the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as one of your “schools” to access the application questions that are specific to the College Scholarship Program. These will include:

• Eligibility
• Several short essays
• Extracurricular activities and honors
• Intended major
• Financial information, including your household’s last three years’ Adjusted Gross Income (AGI)

You can learn more about applying through the Common App on their website.

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