Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Application Deadline

Late November

Eligibility Requirements

Senior standing or recent graduates.

A cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.20 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).

Demonstrated unmet financial need.

Plans to begin their first graduate degree program in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing at an accredited college or university in the subsequent fall.

Applicants must not have been previously nominated for the Graduate Arts Award. 

Open to performing arts, visual arts and creative writing majors.

Scholarship Description

“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.”


Martha PattersonMartha Patterson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Carnegie Hall 206
(618) 537-6881