Category: Grants

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards a $40,000 grant to students in financial need

Demonstrate acute financial need and get this 40K grant

It’s not easy to pay for college these days, but the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation can help you fulfill your dreams

University tuition fees keep rising relentlessly in many countries across the globe, especially in the US. On average, undergraduates have to pay 40% more in tuition that they did 10 years ago. This alarming trend has probably put off a lot of students from enrolling with an offline or online university.

Under these less than auspicious conditions, what is a student to do? Renounce his or her ambitions at enrolling with an offline or online degree and pursue something else? But without a degree from a traditional or online university you are doomed to a life of low wages and no advancements in career.

Which is why you need to seek alternative ways to pay for college. For example, you might want to seek a sponsorship or apply for a few scholarships. Your offline/online degree journey would go a lot smoother if you have the financial aspect taken care of.  You won’t have to worry about paying for the degree and be able to concentrate on the important part – acquiring the knowledge and doing the work. But how can you do that when you know you have a massive debt hole you need to cover?

So listen to us when we tell you need to start looking for scholarships. Start with asking at your university whether they have any funding opportunities. If they do try and apply, if they don’t know fire up your browser, because the world wide web is rich in opportunities of all kinds.

Here’s an apt example – the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is looking to award a scholarship to students looking to attend a full four-year program at an accredited offline or online institution. With this scholarship program, chances might be in your favor as the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will select up to 40% of applicants to become scholars and have access to funding.

Surely enough, there’s some selection criteria that needs to be taken into consideration like it’s the case with all major scholarships. So at a minimum, candidates need to have a GPA of 3.5 or above, as well as a SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above.

Applicants must demonstrate acute financial need, and only students who come from families with income up to $95,000 will be considered.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will award up to $40,000 a year, which is very generous compared to other scholarship programs out there. On top of that, candidates aren’t obliged to be pursuing a certain area of study. All students (in financial need) are welcome to apply.  Each year 30-40 scholarship awardees will be selected.

The deadline for sending in the application materials is November 14, 2017 so if you want a chance to win this grant you best hurry up and start putting your documents together.

This is a great scholarship opportunity, but don’t forget you need to have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in order to be accepted as an applicant.

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