The dissertation fellowships were created for doctoral candidates who are researching the population of student we serve in order to advance our understanding of the factors and contexts that help low-income students to overcome personal adversity and challenging socioeconomic circumstances to excel academically. We plan to use this knowledge to design programs and interventions that will help more low-income students identified as high-achieving in their primary and secondary school years to sustain their achievement levels through college and beyond.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will award four fellowships of up to $25,000 in 2012 with plans to increase the number of fellowships in the coming years.
Applicants must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, they need not be US citizens. Please note that the applicants’ graduate study may be in a diverse range of academic disciplines but their topic must be tied to the educational experiences of low-income, high-achieving students.
Links to the application requirements and guidelines are posted on our website; the application and other materials must be submitted by February 3, 2012. Please visit the Fellowship site (http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/jack-kent-cooke-dissertation-fellowship-award/ ) for more information about the fellowship, the application instruction, and the Foundation.