I was contacted by the director and asked to share this with VA-DC FLL,
The scholarships go to 7th grade students so the age group is great for FLL.
Please take a look – there are strict screening eligibility requirements as well as a thorough evaluation criteria so please review those before taking any action.
The application for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program, one of the most generous scholarships for seventh-grade students in the country, opens in January. Applicants must:
§ Be in seventh grade at the time they apply or going into eighth grade in the fall of 2013.
§ Earn grades of all or mostly A’s, with no C’s or below in their core academic subjects since sixth grade. (Some exceptions have been made for students with unique talents or documented learning differences.)
§ Have significant unmet financial need. The average family income of previous winners is approximately $26,000 and the vast majority of families make $60,000 or less.
§ Attend school in the United States.
Those selected receive financial support for educational and extracurricular activities, as well as one-on-one help applying to high schools, colleges, summer programs, and more. Winners tell their advisor what they’d like to become. Over the next five years the Foundation uses its resources to help them get there.
A free webinar, an online presentation covering the ins and outs of the application process, will be held on January 10, 2013 and again on January 24, 2013. Both sessions begin at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. To register go to http://cty.jhu.edu/talent/events/webinar.html. Anyone with questions should feel free to contact Lionel Foster at the Center for Talented Youth at 410-735-6270 or [log in to unmask].
Learn more about the Young Scholars Program at http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/young-scholars-program/. The application will open on or before January 17, 2013.
Information about the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth’s programs for bright students in grades K through 12 is available at http://cty.jhu.edu/.