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Outstanding 7th graders from families with financial need are invited to apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program.
The program seeks students who stand out in their schools and communities for their academic excellence, determination, leadership and public service.
Successful applicants receive educational advising and financial support for educational opportunities during high school, and the possibility of a college scholarship.
Applications are due April 25, 2011.
- Will you enter 8th grade in the fall of 2011?
- Do you earn grades of all or mostly As in school, with no Cs or below in the past two years in your academic subjects?*
- Does your family have significant unmet financial need?**
- Do you reside in the United States or a US Territory and plan to attend a high school in the US.
* Exception: Students with unique talents or documented learning differences.
** The average family income of the previous class of Young Scholars was approximately $27,000. They take into consideration high cost of living expenses in some areas, extraordinary medical expenses, number of dependents in college, number of dependents, and high cost of supporting children with learning differences.
The Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2011 Young Scholars Program application period. They welcome online applications, or you may print a hard copy of the application, complete it by hand, and mail it in. Please, they say, don’t mix methods of application between online and handwritten.
- January/February: The Foundation makes application materials available to all 7th-grade students on the Foundation’s Website.
- Last Monday in April: All applications to the Young Scholars Program must be received by April 25, 2011.
- May-September: The Foundation’s expert panel and program managers review all applications.
- November: The Foundation notifies all applicants in writing if they have been selected as a Young Scholar. The Foundation’s educational advisers contact all new Young Scholars and arrange an in-person visit to the Scholar’s home.
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