Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards partnership grant to Carleton College Summer Liberal Arts Institute

This partnership will advance the two organizations’ shared goals of enabling talented high school students to attend summer programs in the liberal arts.

Jan. 13, 2020
Carleton's Summer Liberal Arts Institute features a Computer Science program.

The Carleton College Summer Liberal Arts Institute (SLAI) is the recipient of a $66,660 contract from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation that will enable participants in the Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program to attend liberal arts summer programs at Carleton.

This partnership between Carleton and the Cooke Foundation will provide support for up to 15 full summer program scholarships in 2020 and will be renewable by the Foundation. This partnership will advance the two organizations’ shared goals of enabling talented high school students to attend summer programs in the liberal arts.

Carleton SLAI programs aim to help students overcome financial and social barriers, aspire to enrollment in highly selective colleges and universities, and pursue their educational and personal goals. SLAI programs are based on Carleton’s belief in the power of a liberal arts education to transform the lives of students and prepare them for a rapidly changing world. In offering programs in science, social science, arts and humanities, SLAI helps students develop lifetime skills including critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, effective communication, quantitative reasoning, and the flexibility to adapt to dynamic situations.

The Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing seventh-grade students with financial need that aims to help Young Scholars maximize their high school experience and prepare to thrive at the nation’s top-performing colleges. Carleton is one of the four higher education partners providing summer learning enrichment to the Cooke Young Scholars Program.

More information about Carleton Summer Liberal Arts Institute programs is available at www.carleton.edu/summer.

About Carleton
Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college of 2,000 students located in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Nationally recognized as the nation’s top college for undergraduate teaching, Carleton is known for its academic rigor, intellectual curiosity, and sense of humor. Carleton offers 33 majors and 31 minors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences.