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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

Students Entering Eighth Grade:

  • Application period for Young Scholars: Closed

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program offers a personalized, generous scholarship, as well as educational support, to exceptionally promising middle school students from families that have financial need from across the nation. Young Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising and financial support from the 8th grade through high school to pursue their unique academic and talent goals.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth helps to recruit eligible students for the Young Scholars Program and guides them through the application process. Students must be preparing to enter eighth grade when they apply.

Learn more about the Young Scholars Program via the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and submit your information to be notified when the application opens.

Students in 12th Grade:

  • Application period for College Scholarship Program: Closed

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an 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, as many as 40 students will receive awards of up to $40,000 per year, which will vary by individual and are based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships students receive.

Learn more about the College Scholarship Program via the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.


Contact CTY at or call 410-735-6270.

About The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the Foundation has provided over $222 million in scholarships to more than 2,800 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive advising and other support services. The Foundation has also awarded $115 million in grants to organizations that serve such students. Learn more at