The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation in Lansdowne, Virginia, has announced the recipients of its fifth annual scholarship program.
Drawn from the foundation's Young Scholars Program, the thirty-nine members of the 2010 class of College Scholars have known each other for more than five years and have had to overcome economic and in some cases personal adversity to succeed. The scholarships represent the second phase of the students' engagement with the foundation, which will support them for as long as fourteen years — from high school to college to graduate school.
The students, each of whom will receive a scholarship of up to $30,000 per year for the next four years, hail from nineteen states and the District of Columbia.
"Since they were in junior high, the foundation has been working with these young people to nurture their talents and help them identify and develop what they most want to accomplish in their lives," said Dr. Lawrence Kutner, the foundation's executive director. "They are our all-Americans and we are proud to continue to aid their journey through college and eventually to graduate school."
For a complete list of this year's recipients and the colleges they plan to attend, visit the Cooke Foundation Web site.