Student Fellowships & Awards

The Center for Life Beyond Reed, Division of Student Services

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

Internal Deadline: late fall 2014 for the 2015 selection process
Liaison: Catherine Duffly

» Scholarship's official website


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. 

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.


Graduating seniors, recent graduates. Students in the following disciplines are eligible to apply: performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing. A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better. Plan to begin first graduate degree program in the coming fall. Have unmet financial need. Be nominated by Reed.

Selection Criteria

"We focus in particular on outstanding individuals with significant financial need. Applicants should demonstrate artistic or creative merit, academic achievement, and the will to succeed."

Application Procedure

Interested students must read the Jack Kent Cooke application instructions available on its website by downloading the flyer for the Graduate Arts Award. After submitting a "phase one" application directly to the Foundation, the Foundation decides whether you are eligible to be nominated. If you are deemed eligible to be nominated, you then seek nomination by the Reed Fellowships and Awards Committee and submit a "phase two" application. See Michelle Johnson in Greywood with any questions.