The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program is one of the most generous awards for seventh-grade students in the country. Those selected receive financial support for educational and extracurricular activities throughout high school, as well as one-on-one help applying to high schools, colleges, summer programs, and more. While this is not a Center for Talented Youth scholarship, many Young Scholars have used the award to take CTY courses, and CTY has staff available who can answer questions about the application process.
Since its start, eight cohorts of Young Scholars have graduated from high school and gone on to attend and graduate from many of the most selective colleges and universities in the nation. Eighty-six percent of Young Scholars graduating high school in 2013 are attending the highest-ranked colleges
The Young Scholars Program is open to students with outstanding academic records, accomplishments outside of the classroom, and substantial financial need. Learn more at about the application HERE. Applications are due by Thursday, March 20, 2014.