Jack Kent Cooke foundation funds summer education programs
February 06, 2012
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced that it will supply $2.3 million in grants for 10 lucky summer enrichment programs to serve high-achieving students that come from low income or rural backgrounds.
Awards reach up to $250,000 for each of the 10 educational programs, which were selected with careful fundraising management
. The mathematics, science and humanities programs will serve over 730 students nationwide, coming from both urban and rural areas.
"This initiative is part of our mission to find and assist high-potential youth in under-served communities," said Dr. Lawrence Kutner, the Foundation's executive director. "What's particularly exciting is that these summer programs will involve talented students in fields such as robotics, environmental science and philosophy - subjects that will unlikely be part of their high school curricula."
The ten winners of the 2012 scholarships, which can be renewed, include The Art of Problem Solving Foundation, Carleton College, the College of William and Mary - Center for Gifted Education, Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth and the Maryland State Department of Education. The Noble Network of Charter Schools, Purdue University, the University of California Berkeley, Vanderbilt University and the University of Connecticut also won funding.