Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program selects high-achieving youth with financial need and provides them with individualized educational services throughout high school that will enable them to develop their talents and abilities.  The Foundation's Young Scholars Program is designed to nurture exceptional students who have demonstrated, through academic excellence and extracurricular activities, that they have the potential to excel.  The Young Scholars Program is one of the most individualized, generous scholarships offered in the United States.  The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools.  The Foundation collaborates with regional talent centers at Johns Hopkins, Duke, and Northwestern Universities, and the University of Denver to answer inquiries about the program, administer the application process, and counsel Young Scholars.  Students apply for the program in 7th grade, enter the program in 8th grade, and continue through high school.  Applications are available in February. For information and to apply visit http://www.jkcf.org/

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