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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Accepting Nominations for Graduate Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program, which is one of the country’s most competitive private scholarship programs, has opened its applications to include graduating seniors and recent alumni from any of the 2,000 accredited colleges or universities in the United States. The scholarship is open to current Frostburg State University seniors as well as alumni who have graduated since spring 2003.

The scholarship awards graduate students with as much as $50,000 per year for up to six years. The Foundation will award the scholarships in early summer 2008 for use during the 2008-2009 academic year, and will renew each award in subsequent years based on performance. Last year, the Foundation awarded 34 of these scholarships.

The foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 2005 by the estate of Jack Kent Cooke to help young people reach their full potential though education. To receive the scholarship, the candidate must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, plan to begin a first graduate degree in fall 2008 and be nominated by his or her undergraduate institution.

The faculty representative for FSU is John McMullen. He can be reached at or (301)687-3162. The local deadline for submission to the FSU representative is Friday, Feb. 1, 2008.

Application materials and information can be found at

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589