2016 Cooke edX Challenge

Calling 7th Graders: successfully complete an edX course and get a leg up in the Young Scholars Program. 

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and give qualified 7th grade students an opportunity to gain special recognition for prestigious Cooke Scholarships with the 2016 Cooke edX Challenge.Cooke edX Challenge Logo

This year’s challenge offers outstanding 7th grade students, from families with financial need, the opportunityto earn special consideration for a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship by successfully completing a selected edX course.

Additional details on the scholarship, including instructions on how to apply and a video featuring Young Scholars, can be found here. 7th graders can enroll in the selected courses today to kick start their application process.

The Cooke Young Scholars Program provides high-achieving students entering 8th grade with many benefits, including: individualized counseling to set academic goals, guidance on applying to colleges, and funding for summer educational programs, study abroad, internships and some school expenses. Up to 70 students will be selected to begin the Young Scholars Program when they start 8th grade in September 2016.

At edX, we are committed to increasing access to high-quality education for all learners. We are proud to work with the Cooke Foundation to open new doors to educational opportunity for excellent students who need financial assistance to reach their full potential.

Last year, we were proud to announce 10 of the 2015 Young Scholars were edX learners.""

EdX and the Cooke Foundation launched the Cooke edX Challenge last year to encourage 7th grade students capable of handling college work and who meet scholarship eligibility requirements for financial need to enroll in one of five edX courses and apply for the Cooke Young Scholars Program.

Learn more about Ellie Cook, one of our edX learners selected as a Cooke Young Scholar.

And, we look forward to bringing you more inspiring Young Scholar learner stories in the coming days.