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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 must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their school, and may not apply directly to the Foundation. The UB self-nomination deadline is November 1, 2013. Detailed information about the self-nomination process can be obtained from Elizabeth Colucci at Each college or university may nominate two students to be considered for this award.

Last updated: March 12, 2014 6:57 am EST