Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

Degree Level: Graduate

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Field of Study: Arts & Humanities

GPA Cutoff: 3.2

Special Consideration: Extreme financial need

Location: United States

Deadlines: November. Please check website below for the specific date.


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 at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. In 2012, the Foundation will select 15 recipients for this award.

The award provides funding for tuition, room and board, required fees, and books. Scholarships amounts vary based on several factors, including costs at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives.

Students interested in the program must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their school, and may not apply directly to the Foundation. Each college or university may nominate two students to be considered for this award.

Visit the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award site.

Award Details

Amount: Up to $50,000/year

Additional Qualifications:

  • 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 (or the equivalent).
  • Demonstrated unmet financial need.
  • A bachelor’s degree by the start of the fall 2012 semester.
  • Plans to begin their first graduate degree program at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2012.