BOURSES DES FONDATIONS AMERICAINES
FONDATIONS QUI SOUTIENNENT L’EDUCATION AUX ETATS-UNIS
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Mission: To help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established by Jack Kent Cooke to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.
Mr. Cooke was a businessman, sportsman, and philanthropist. His business interests included ownership of professional sports teams, such as the Washington Redskins, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Kings hockey team, and the Toronto Maple Leafs minor league baseball club. Mr. Cooke also owned a thoroughbred racing farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Numbered among his other businesses were newspapers, magazines, radio stations, cable television, and real estate holdings, including the Chrysler Building in New York City.
Mr. Cooke died April 6, 1997, and left most of his fortune to establish the Foundation. The Foundation has more than $500 million in total assets. Please see the link at left for more on Mr. Cooke.
To fulfill its mission, the Foundation identifies and supports young people of special intelligence, application, deportment, and character who have financial need and demonstrated excellence in academic endeavors and extracurricular activities. The Foundation’s scholarships are the largest and among the most competitive in the country. The Foundation also offers grants programs directly related to its mission.