Opportunities to Consider – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award

The Jack Ken Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and 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 2013, the Foundation will select up to 15 recipients for this award.

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

Students interested in the program must be nominated by the University of Iowa’s Institutional Nomination Committee, and may not apply directly to the Foundation. Iowa may nominate up to two students for this award.


A review panel of distinguished artists, arts faculty, and university administrators select Scholars using criteria including artistic or creative merit, academic achievement, financial need, will to succeed, and a breadth of interest and activities.  Applicants must be planning to pursue a career as a practicing artist to be eligible for this award.

Interested students at the University of Iowa should contact Kelly Thornburg, UIHP’s Fellowships Director at 319-335-1874 to schedule an initial scholar development conference