City Paper is not for tourists
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a charity funded by the 1999 sale of the Redskins to Dan Snyder, is seeking gifted middle school kids to stock this year’s class of its Young Scholars Program.
Those accepted will “receive educational advising, financial support for educational opportunities during high school, and the possibility of a college scholarship.”
It’s a national search, but 20 percent of the spots are reserved for kids from the DC area. Applications have to be in by May 5.
In November, City Paper profiled a Petworth teen that went into the Cooke Foundation’s mentoring program in middle school, and is now attending the Madeira School.