• The Young Scholars Program offers a very personalized and generous educational experience to high-achieving students currently in the seventh grade (or in the sixth grade skipping the seventh grade) with financial need.

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program was founded on the belief that providing exceptionally promising students with the guidance and resources necessary for them to excel strengthens their abilities. Based on ACT or SAT test scores and family adjusted gross income, your student may qualify to apply for this scholarship and be given the chance to pursue his or her academic goals.

    The applicant must meet the minimum eligibility criteria in each category below:

    • grade level—entering eighth grade in the fall of 2020
    • academics—since the beginning of sixth grade, earned grades of all or mostly As in school, with no Cs or below in core academic subjects (English/language arts, math, science, and social studies/history)
    • testing—submit the official score report from state standardized testing, as well as the score reports for the ACT or SAT, if taken through a regional talent center
    • income—family annual income at or below $95,000
    • location—reside in the United States or a US territory and planning to attend high school in the United States

    Please visit www.jkcf.org/duketip to learn more about the Young Scholars Program and the application process, and to complete the online application. Please keep in mind, the application is very extensive and will take several hours to complete. The application period is open now through noon (EDT) on March 23, 2020. No applications will be accepted after this time and date.

    If you have any questions about the Young Scholars Program, please do not hesitate to contact me at jkcf@tip.duke.edu. I will return your messages within 24 hours during business days. More information about the program can be found at www.tip.duke.edu/resources/jkcf-scholarships.