The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which assists high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential through education, is inviting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.
Scholarship recipients will be awarded as much as $40,000 per year for four years to cover the cost of tuition, books, living expenses, and other fees. Up to forty spaces are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the best four-year colleges and universities in the nation. In addition to financial support, the program offers an on-staff adviser to help students transition to college and maximize their campus experience, a network of scholars, and opportunities students might not otherwise have access to, including funding for internships, study abroad, and graduate study.
To be eligible, applicants must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the spring of 2017 and enroll in an accredited four-year college in the fall of 2017; earn a cumulative, unweighted G.P.A. of 3.5 or above; receive an SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1200 or above or an A.C.T. composite score of 26 or above; and demonstrate unmet financial need.
For complete scholarship guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, see the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.