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SAS Wolfson Senior Wins Coveted Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Santiago Tobar

Santiago Tobar

Miami, April 16, 2016 - Santiago Tobar, a senior in the SAS Wolfson Class of 2016, was notified April 13, 2016 that he is one of only 30 to 40 high school seniors in the United States to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship. Santiago is also a QuestBridge Scholar and the SAS Silver Knight nominee for Music and Dance.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars each year and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience
  • Access to Summer Internship Stipends
  • Automatically eligible for $50,000 per year in the Cooke Graduate Scholarship Program
  • Funds to Study Abroad

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, a desire to help others, and leadership. A rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances.




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