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Young Scholars Program
Purpose: To help high-achieving students with financial need and provide them with educational opportunities throughout high school.
Eligibility: Applicants must have financial need, be in the 7th grade and plan to attend high school in the United States. Academic achievement and intelligence are important, and students must display strong academic records, academic awards and honors and submit a strong letter of recommendation. A GPA of 3.65 is usually required, but exceptions are made for students with unique talents or learning differences. The award is also based on students' will to succeed, leadership and public service, critical thinking ability and participation in the arts and humanities. During two summers, recipients must participate in a Young Scholars Week and Young Scholars Reunion in Washington, DC.
Deadline: April 5
Award Amount: Varies.
Number of Awards: 60.
Renewable: Yes.
How to apply: Applications are available online and at regional talent centers. An application form, parental release, financial and tax forms, school report, teacher recommendation, personal recommendation and survey form are required.
Sponsor: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program
301 ACT Drive
P.O. Box 4030
Iowa City, IA  52243
Phone: 800-941-3300
Fax: 703-723-8030
Website: Visit Scholarship Provider's Website

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