The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has created dissertation fellowships for doctoral students conducting research that advance the understanding of the factors and contexts that help low-income students overcome personal adversity and challenging socioeconomic circumstances to excel academically. The goal of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is to assist high-achieving low-income students, from middle school to graduate school, in reaching their full potential through education. The Foundation will award four fellowships of up to $25,000 in 2012 with plans to increase the number of fellowships in the coming years. Although applicants must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, they need not be US citizens.
Links to the application requirements and guidelines are posted on the Jack Kent Cooke 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.