Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to Award $50K to Fine Arts Students

It’s not often that my sports interests meet my literary interests, but here’s a scholarship for artsy undergrads going to graduate school, sponsored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which is—I assume—related in some way to the family money that once owned the Washington Redskins. Go, Skins—and go, writers!

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has launched a new scholarship program to help cultivate the next generation of great artists and writers with the establishment of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. The new 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 ten 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.

Students eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award must be nominated by their undergraduate institution by mid-February 2011. For additional information, a list of faculty representatives, and eligibility requirements, please visit: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.