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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation enables high-ability middle and high school students with financial need to realize their full academic potential. Through the Young Scholars Program, the Foundation has to date supported over 800 students from across the nation, providing them with individualized educational advising combined with comprehensive financial support from the 8th grade through high school.

From eighth grade through senior high of school, Young Scholars receive the following support from the Cooke Foundation:

  • a personal academic and college counselor
  • funding for academic and enrichment programs in the summer and during the school year
  • internship and study abroad opportunities
  • educational resources including books and technology

Visit the JKCF webpage more information on the application process.

The Young Scholars Program is highly competitive and attracts outstanding applicants from across the United States. The application window for 2017 is now closed--check back next year for 2018 applications. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the scholarship.

Indiana Association for the Gifted

Indiana Association for the Gifted
$2000 Scholarship for
2018 College-Bound Students

Applications deadline: Closed for 2017 (check back Spring 2018)
More information online HERE

Midwest Academic Talent Search

Visit Midwest Academic Talent Search (MATS) for more information about registration, eligibility, and dates of testing. Scholarships are available through MATS based on need. NUMATS provides eligible students, in grades 3-9, the opportunity to participate in above grade level testing. Depending on grade level and eligibility, they may take the EXPLORE, SAT, or ACT tests.