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Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

November 23, 2010
by terpoets

The new Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the Arts, which will provide up to $50,000 annually for three years of advanced study in PERFORMING ARTS, VISUAL ARTS, OR CREATIVE WRITING.

Candidates for this award should be SENIORS currently applying for graduate study programs in the arts; should have EXCEPTIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PROMISE AS ARTISTS; and should have a HISTORY OF SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL NEED. Complete eligibility details are below.

The University of Maryland, College Park can nominate up to two students for this new award. The nomination process will be overseen by our faculty representative, Prof. Michael Collier (Creative Writing), and the deadline to apply for nomination by the University will be January 17, 2011.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and significant financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad.  Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually.  In 2011, the Foundation will select 10 recipients for this award.

Eligible fields in the arts include performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing.

**Candidates for the Cooke Graduate Arts Award must be nominated by the Foundation’s Faculty Representative at the University of Maryland, College Park. The University can nominate up to two candidates annually for the award. Minimum eligibility requirements are listed below.**

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS – To be eligible for nomination by the University of Maryland, College Park, candidates should meet the following requirements:

*   A demonstrated history of significant financial need.
*   Senior standing or have graduated from an accredited four-year US college or university within the past five years.
*   A major (or majors) in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing.
*   Evidence of exceptional accomplishment and promise in performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing.
*   A cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.7 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
*   Plans to begin first graduate degree studies at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2011 in the fields of  performing arts, visual arts, or      creative writing.

To learn more about the University of Maryland’s nomination process for the Cooke graduate scholarship in the arts please contact us at