The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is pleased to announce the launching of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award to help cultivate the next generation of great artists and writers.  This award, worth up to $50,000 per year, will recognize and reward the most promising up-and-coming artists and writers from lower-income backgrounds.

The Graduate Arts Award will enable up to 15 students with artistic and creative merit and outstanding academic achievement to pursue a graduate degree in the fine arts, performing arts, or creative writing. The award will provide funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books, and is renewable for up to three­­­ years.

New this year is a two-phase application process.  Deadline for Phase One of the application is November 28, 2012.  Applicants selected to continue onto Phase Two of the application must be nominated by their undergraduate institution by February 12, 2013.

You can find more information about the scholarship and application materials and instructions on their website:

For direct advising and support regarding the application, contact Amy McGlashan in EIA, x5103 or


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