Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Young Scholars Program for 7th graders

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program is a once-in-a-lifetime scholarship for the Nation's best students. The Young Scholars Program supports hundreds of exceptionally promising, high-achieving students with financial need across the U.S.  Applicants are sought who stand out in their schools and communities for their academic excelence, determination, leadership, and public service. Each year, the Foundation selects from among more than 1,000 seventh grade applicants approximately 75 Young Scholars for an educational experience that students have called "one of the best things that ever happened to me."

The foundation's mission is to help exceptionally promising students reach their full potential through education. Young Scholars come from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and from rural, suburban, and urban communities throughout the U.S. Applicants are chosen based on:
  • High academic ability and achievement.
  • Financial need.
  • Motivation and the will to succeed.
  • Leadership and public service.
  • Accomplishments in music, the arts, literature, or other extracurricular activites.
Young Scholars receive:
  • Advice and financial assistance for summer and out-of-school academic enrichment programs
  • Access to computers, software, or other learning technology
  • Music, art, or other talent lessons
  • Mentoring or leadership programs
  • College admission advising and more
How do I apply? Visit www.jkcf.org/scholarships/young-scholars-program. Applications are due the last Monday in April (April 26, 2010). If you have questions or wish to receive an application by mail, contact: Duke University Talent Identification Program by phone, 919-668-9100; or email jkcf@tip.duke.edu.