Cooke Foundation / College Greenlight Match Need and Opportunity

College Greenlight serves first generation, low-income and underrepresented high school students in the college selection process - and recognizes the Cooke Foundation and its unmatched scholarships as a right-fit partner.

Thanks to a new partnership, some 140,000 students registered on College Greenlight, the leading online college and scholarship platform site for first generation, low-income, and underrepresented students, will be made more aware of the Cooke Foundation's prestigious scholarships.

College Greenlight has 140,000 students registered on its site and works with 800 college access organizations and 4,000 counselors that support talented, low-income students.

We have strongly encouraged our Young Scholars to use College Greenlight as a college and scholarship search tool for years. It was an obvious next step to formalize our relationship in order to reach even larger numbers of high-achieving, low-income students who could become Cooke Scholars.
— Harold O. Levy, Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Cooke Foundation offers three national scholarship programs with pathways to its $50,000 a year Graduate Scholarship.

  • The Young Scholars Program, a selective pre-college scholarship for exceptionally high-performing middle school students with financial need, includes individualized academic advising as well as financial support.
  • The College Scholarship Program is the largest undergraduate four-year scholarship program in the nation available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need.
  • The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is the largest scholarship for top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities

Awards may reach as much as $40,000 per year and are available to any student living in United States.

The College Greenlight platform was developed to help high-achieving, low-income students overcome the challenges of college access, undermatching, and affordability by providing them with free resources to close the information gap and letting them know about college and scholarship opportunities that match their talents and potential.

“The Cooke Foundation scholarships are life-changing programs and we are delighted to promote them to students and counselors on our platform,” said College Greenlight General Manager Jonathan April. “We share the mission of the Cooke Foundation — significantly growing the pipeline of high-achieving, low-income students enrolling and graduating from the nation’s leading colleges and universities — and are thrilled to be expanding our partnership.”