Tulsa Honor Academy 8th grader, Melanie Mireles, was selected as a Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar. This program is a highly selective, pre-college scholarship for ambitious middle school scholars. This year, JKCF received over 700 applicants nationwide, which was then narrowed down to 236 semifinalists. From this pool of semifinalists, 50 new Young Scholars were selected. Selection criteria is competitive with a focus on academic achievement, leadership and persistence.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides each Young Scholar with educational advisers "to maximize high school experiences and to go on to thrive at the nation’s top-performing colleges."
Beginning in 8th grade, the Young Scholars Program includes:
To learn more about the Young Scholars Program and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, visit: www.jkcf.org