Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award

Purpose: Provides up to $50,000 toward a graduate degree in the performing or visual arts or creative writing

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:  This award is for Seniors or recent Carleton graduates who:

  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), 
  • plan to begin their first graduate degree in fall 2014 on a full-time basis, and 
  • have unmet financial need.
  • Student MUST be nominated by Carleton.

Application Materials


Internal Application deadline:  Submit TWO copies of your application materials to the Career Center, c/o Sarah Rechtzigel, Sayles 050 Lower Level, no later than November 5, 2013.


This year  the Graduate Arts Award will have a two-phase application process. 

Phase One deadline is November 28, 2013 (closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time)

Materials to be submitted:

  • Portfolio with descriptions and a summary
  • Short application including demographics, GPA, and other basic information
  • Financial information comprising of the last three years' AGI for yourself and for your parent(s) if you are under 30 years of age 

If you are selected as a semifinalist based on the Phase One application, you will be invited to submit additional information in Phase Two of the application process. 

Phase Two application requirements will include:

  • Continuation of student application
  • Student Financial Form, including  a copy of 2012 Federal Tax Return
  • Parent Financial Form, including a copy of 2012 Federal Tax Return (required for applicants under 30 years of age)
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) from the 2013-14 FAFSA
  • Two letters of recommendtaion
  • Nomination from your Faculty Representative

Phase Two deadline is February 21, 2014 (closes at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time).


Visit the official Jack Kent Cooke website