Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship

Here's an opportunity for those seeking funding while writing their dissertation:

In this second year, we will award four Fellowships of up to $25,000 to support advanced doctoral candidates in a variety of fields, including education and the social sciences.

At the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, we assist high-achieving low-income students, from middle school to graduate school, in reaching their full potential through education.

We have created the dissertation fellowships for doctoral candidates who are researching the population of student we serve in order to advance our understanding of the factors and contexts that help low-income students to overcome personal adversity and challenging socioeconomic circumstances to excel academically. We plan to use this knowledge to design programs and interventions that will help more low-income students identified as high-achieving in their primary and secondary school years to sustain their achievement levels through college and beyond.

Although applicants must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, they need not be US citizens. Please note that the applicants' graduate study may be in a diverse range of academic disciplines but their topic must be tied to the educational experiences of low-income, high-achieving students.

We seek a rich applicant pool and hope you can help in that endeavor by publicizing the fellowship to likely candidates.  Please use the flyer (link below) to further advertise the Fellowship.

Links to the application requirements and guidelines are posted on our website; the application and other materials must be submitted by February 3, 2012.  Recipients will be notified in May 2012.

Please visit to learn about the Fellowship as well as when and how to apply.

Best Regards,
Barbara Schmertz, Ph.D.
Program Manager
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

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