The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has announced the ninety-four recipients of its 2015 college scholarships. The foundation's college scholarship program rewards high-achieving high school seniors with financial need with $40,000 per year for four years of study at an accredited college or university.
The average family income of this year's class of college scholars is $33,168, while 41 percent of the recipients are the first in their families to attend college. Forty-four of the recipients previously received scholarship through the foundation's Young Scholars Program, while the remaining fifty were selected from a pool of applicants from around the nation, led by Florida and Texas, with nine scholars each.
"The academic and extracurricular accomplishments this group has demonstrated are absolutely remarkable," said JKCF executive director Harold O. Levy. "They exemplify the qualities the Cooke Foundation values: persistence, determination, a love of learning, and a desire to help others. We have high hopes for each Cooke Scholar, and we also commend all of the high-achieving students who applied."
For a complete list of the scholars, visit the JKCF website.