JKCF Scholarships

Young Scholars Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program, a selective precollege scholarship, seeks high-performing seventh-grade students with financial need. The program cultivates scholars' talents and abilities throughout high school by providing individualized academic advising, financial support, and a pathway to the foundation's $40,000-per-year college scholarship. Scholars gain access to

  • help planning a suitable academic course load,
  • summer academic and enrichment program opportunities, 
  • study-abroad and community-service opportunities,
  • lessons to develop music, art, or other talents; college and career counseling, and
  • networking with the larger Jack Kent Cooke Scholar community.

Students who stand out for their exceptional academic abilities and achievements, drive and persistence, leadership, and desire to help others are encouraged to visit the JKCF site to learn more. The application deadline for 2020 was April 15 at 12 p.m. (ET). 

College Scholarship Program

Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation also seeks high-achieving high school seniors with financial need for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the nation. Selected students receive college planning support, ongoing advising, and up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate institution. If you know students who stand out for their exceptional academic abilities and achievements, persistence, leadership, and desire to help others, encourage them to visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website to learn more. The application opens in September and closes at the end of November.