Jack Kent Cooke - Graduate Arts Award


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 towards a graduate degree. The degree must be in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually, providing funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books.

Recipients are chosen from a national pool, with approximately 200 nominees competing each year for approximately 10 awards.

Each college or university may nominate two students to be considered for this award.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Senior standing or have graduated from an accredited four-year US college or university within the past five years.
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.20 or better on a scale of 4.0.
  • Demonstrated unmet financial need: education costs that are appreciably greater than the total amount of other scholarships or grant awards; and insufficient student and family income to meet educational costs.
  • Plans to begin their first graduate degree program at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2014.

Internal Deadline

September 29, 2014