Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship
Sara Maria Dotson
2010 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Recipient
“I’ve felt the desire to go to college from the time I was in fifth grade, since before I even knew what college really was. As I’ve gotten older, the meaning of college and academics has changed, but the desire has remained. For a while I thought I knew what I wanted to be and go to college for, but in recent months that has somehow changed and morphed into something different and new.”
Founded in 2000, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established by Jack Kent Cooke to help exceptionally promising students reach their full potential through education. The Foundation focuses in particular on students with financial need and is designed to support high-achieving, lower-income students in high school, college, and graduate school.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. A review panel of distinguished artists, arts faculty, and university administrators select Scholars using criteria including artistic or creative merit, academic achievement, financial need, will to succeed, and a breadth of interest and activities.
More information is available at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Web site: www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships