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Parker House, HB 6201
Room 106
Hanover, NH
Phone:  603.646.1622
Fax:  603.646.8190
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship


The mission of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program will award approximately 40 scholarships to seniors and recent graduates planning to attend graduate school for the first time starting this fall. Each award will cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees for the length of the approved graduate degree program, up to six years. Every scholarship varies, depending on the cost of attendance and other scholarships or grants received. The maximum award available per student is $50,000 per year. Scholars may use the award to attend any accredited graduate school in the US or abroad.

Selected scholars agree to comply with Foundation requirements and requests for the duration of the scholarship. Some key requirements and terms are:

  1. Scholars must pursue a full-time course of study in a graduate degree program at an approved accredited institution, beginning with the fall 2009 term.
  2. Scholars must apply for federal and institutional financial assistance each year of study. The Foundation determines individual scholarship awards after reviewing each recipient’s other assistance offers.



To be eligible to compete in the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program, a candidate must at a minimum

  • Be nominated by his or her undergraduate institution
  • Be a college senior or a recent graduate (within the last five years) from an accredited college or university in the US
  • Have a cumulative college grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale,
  • Plan to begin first graduate degree program in the coming fall
  • Not have previously been nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship



Cooke Scholarship applicants must be nominated by the Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships. Any student wishing to be nominated should download the application and nomination materials from the Foundation website and submit the following to the Scholarship Advising office by the campus deadline of February 9, 2009.  Dartmouth College can nominate up to two students for this award.

  1. Online Application Form (including applicant financial information)
  2. Official Transcript
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Optional Portfolio for Applicants in the Arts

The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read your application materials and decide on nominations. You will be informed of your status via email.

If you are nominated, you will be required to edit and revise your application essays with the Writing Editor.


Letters of Recommendation

The 2 Letters of Recommendation should be sent to Scholarship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Room 106, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB6201.

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.


Final Application Submission

The Scholarship Advising office will submit your final application to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation by the application deadline of March 10, 2009.


Cooke Application Schedule

February 9, 2009

Campus deadline for nomination materials

March 10, 2009

Cooke Application Deadline

Mid-July 2009

Notification of Award status is mailed to all applicants

August 2009

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Annual Scholars Weekend


Additional Information

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Website

Email Scholarship Advising

Frequently Asked Questions


Last Updated: 1/8/13