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Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

Caitlin McLeod, 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award nominee, at the Celebration of Academic Excellence

The Foundation’s new Graduate Arts Award is for up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to college seniors and recent graduates with significant financial need who will pursue a graduate or professional degree in the visual arts, performing arts, or creative writing.

The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books. Scholarships amounts vary based on several factors, including costs at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives.

Students interested in the program apply directly to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. If chosen as a finalist the student will need an institutional nomination from the Faculty Representative at their school. Assistance can be obtained from Elizabeth Colucci at

Last updated: September 27, 2016 12:20 pm EST