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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program was founded on the idea that if you give high-achieving students with financial need the guidance and resources necessary for them to excel during high school, college, and beyond, their greatness will emerge.

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. Students apply for the program in 7th grade, enter the program in 8th grade, and continue through high school.

Am I Eligible?

If you are able to answer “yes” to these four questions, you are eligible to apply to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program:
1.   Will you enter 8th grade in the fall of 2011?
2.   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?*
3.   Does your family have significant unmet financial need?**
4.   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 our previous class of Young Scholars was approximately $27,000. We 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.

Application

We are now accepting applications for the 2011 Young Scholars Program application period.  We welcome you to apply online or to print a hardcopy of the application, complete it by hand, and mail it in (you can find a copy of our application below in PDF format). Note: Please do not mix-and-match your application and supplement(s) between online and paper submission.  Either submit the application and supplement(s) online, or submit them all by mail.

If you are applying via online application:

Please review the Online Application Guidelines before beginning the online application to ensure that you meet all eligibility requirements.  The Online Application Guidelines are also available in Chinese, Korean and Spanish.

Click here to access the 2011 Young Scholars Program online application.  The application receipt deadline is April 25, 2011.
 
We have partnered with International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) to create our online application.  When you click on the above link to access our online application, please be aware that you will be directed to a homepage login screen through ISTS.  You must create an account and log in through ISTS to access our application. If prompted for a program key, enter "jkc-ys."
 
If you are applying via paper application:

Please review the Application Guidelines before beginning the application to ensure that you meet all eligibility requirements. The Application Guidelines are also available in Chinese,Korean and Spanish.
 
Click here for a copy of the entire 2011 Young Scholars Program application.  The application receipt deadline is April 25, 2011.
 
If you have a disability that prevents you from completing the application by hand, you should complete the online application.

If you are completing a hardcopy of the application and are self-employed [or have business and/or farm equity], please click here for the Supplemental Self-Employment form.
 
TIMELINE
•   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 (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.

For more information and application: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Young Scholars Program.

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