Fellowship Opportunity Offered by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Posted: January 23, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Kiley Cogis

Jack Kent Cooke worked as an encyclopedia salesman; was owner of the Chrysler Building, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Washington Redskins; was an avid collector of art and automobiles; and was a well-known public figure. His respect for learning and formal education allowed for the establishment of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

The foundation will award graduate fellowships to outstanding seniors in spring 2002 for use during the 2002-03 academic year. Called the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship Program, the awards go to graduating seniors who show exceptional promise and intend to pursue a graduate degree full time. The award will waive tuition and fees for the fellow’s graduate degree, as well as a stipend based on expenses and need. The deadline for application materials is Feb. 1.

To be eligible for a fellowship, an applicant must be a resident of Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia, be a college senior, plan to enroll full time in a graduate program during the fellowship year, and have a GPA of at least 3.000.

For an application and more information about the fellowships, contact Beverly Davis, at bdavisd@gmu.edu, or visit the foundation web site.

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