Virginia's Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announces 2023 Cohort of 60 College Scholars

Ted Rivers

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced today that 60 high school seniors from across the country have been selected to receive the Cooke College Scholarship.

The scholarship, which provides up to $55,000 annually, aims to help high-achieving students with financial need earn a college degree. Along with financial support, the recipients will also receive academic coaching and advising, career guidance, and access to a network of peers in the Cooke Scholar community.

The Cooke College Scholarship Program received applications from all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands. Recipients were chosen based on their academic ability, persistence, leadership, and financial need.

The 60 scholars will study a range of fields including biological science, engineering, computer science, fine arts, and political science.

"We congratulate this year's scholars and look forward to seeing how the next steps in their educational journeys unfold," said Seppy Basili, Executive Director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

In addition to the College Scholarship recipients, the Foundation also announced the selection of 45 Cooke Young Scholars earlier this month, who will also continue to receive support from the organization. Together, the two groups form the 2023 cohort of 105 Cooke College Scholars.

The full list of the 2023 Cooke College Scholars, along with their high schools and states, can be found on the Foundation's website.

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