Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

(performing arts, visual arts, creative writing)

Website: http://www.jkcf.org

Deadline: initial CU phase I: October 22; final phase I, November 26; phase II, CU February 3, final February 27

Description: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing.

Term: Up to 3 years to pursue an advanced degree.

Amount of support: Funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books, up to $50,000/year.

Number of Scholarships: About 14.

Eligibility: Senior standing or have graduated from an accredited four-year US college or university within the past five years.

  • requires a demonstration of financial need
  • GPA of at least 3.2
  • Must plan to pursue a career as a practicing artist in student’s field
  • looking for exceptional artistic or creative promise and demonstrated academic achievement

Application Procedures: The competition has two phases.  In phase I, students may apply directly to the foundation for this scholarship.  All Phase II applicants must be nominated by the faculty representative at CU.  The representative may nominate no more than two candidates. Applications are completed online and applicants are expected to provide examples of their work.