Alissa Mori of Bronx, New York has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship worth up to $40,000 annually, the foundation announced today. Alissa is a senior at Fieldston School and will be attending Columbia University/Barnard College.
Alissa is one of 85 high school students from 27 states receiving the Cooke College Scholarship this year.
All of the Cooke College Scholars have financial need and strong records of academic achievement as shown by grades, test scores, leadership skills, service to others and perseverance in the face of adversity.
“These scholarships will transform the lives of remarkable young people who excelled in high school and who are capable of excelling at the most challenging colleges and universities,” Cooke Foundation Executive Director Harold O. Levy said. “Our nation will benefit by enabling these outstanding students to fully develop their talents and achieve great things in their careers.”
Cooke Scholarships fund the costs of attending college not covered by other financial aid, plus academic advising, stipends for internships, study abroad, and opportunities to network with other Cooke Scholars and alumni. In addition, after earning a bachelor’s degree, each Cooke College Scholar will be eligible for a scholarship for graduate school worth up to $50,000 a year for up to four years.
Since 2000, the Cooke Foundation has awarded approximately $147 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students and $90 million in grants to organizations that serve outstanding low-income students.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. It offers the largest scholarships in the U.S., comprehensive counseling and other support services to students from 8th grade to graduate school. Since 2000 it has awarded about $147 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students and $90 million in grants to organizations that serve outstanding low-income students. For more information, please visit here.