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GCPS senior earns Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

GSMST senior named scholarship recipient

GCPS senior earns Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

May 1, 2017

     Albert Kim, a graduating senior from Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, has been named a 2017 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship recipient. This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year toward a four-year accredited undergraduate school;
  • The ability to pursue any area of study;
  • Personal advisement on selecting a college and navigating the financial aid process; and
  • Multifaceted advice about how to transition to college and maximizing the college student experience.

     The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Scholarship recipients are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars. Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

     Four Gwinnett County Public Schools students were named semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.

  • Lu Yih, Duluth High School
  • Doan Bui, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • Albert Kim, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
  • Tanish Pradhan, Parkview High School

     The Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the foundation has provided over $152 million in scholarships to nearly 2,200 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive counseling and other support services. The foundation has also awarded over $90 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.



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