Five Black Students Win Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarships

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awarded college scholarships to 46 low-income students who have gone through the foundation’s Young Scholars program. Students are selected in eighth grade and receive mentoring and funds to attend summer workshops. Students who have excelled in the Young Scholars program are eligible to apply for a college scholarship from the foundation.

Here are the five black students who will receive funds for college this year, their hometowns, and the college at which they will enroll:

Ola Canty — Washington, D.C. (Harvard University)
Rhiana Gunn-Wright — Chicago, IL (Yale University)
Janiece Kelly — San Antonio, TX (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
Emann Odufu — Newark, NJ (Sarah Lawrence College)
Sade Scott — Chicago, IL (Hampton University)