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Prestigious Scholarship Winners Attending Loyola University Chicago
Fall 2006 Enrollment Included Two Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholars
CHICAGO, November 9, 2006 The Graduate School of Loyola University Chicago welcomed two recipients of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship to its ranks earlier this fall. After a nationwide selection process that drew 1,100 nominees, James M. Bennett and Kelley R. Johnson were chosen by the foundation based on their academic performance, potential to contribute to their fields of study, determination, volunteer service, leadership, and involvement in the arts and humanities.
A native of Tucson, Arizona, and a graduate of Providence College (RI), James Bennett is studying mathematics. Kelley Johnson of St. Charles, Illinois, has returned to Illinois after attending Luther College in Iowa to pursue studies in sociology.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships are some of the most sought after graduate scholarships and cover tuition, room, board, fees, and books-up to $50,000 annually-for up to six years. The 76 recipients of the scholarship come from 33 states and nine foreign nations. They will study in a variety of fields, including medicine, law, theology, education, painting, journalism, theater, business, architecture, and more.
About the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 2000 by the estate of Jack Kent Cooke to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. It focuses in particular on students with financial needs. The foundation’s programs include scholarships to undergraduate, graduate, and high school students and grants to organizations that serve high-achieving students with financial need.
About The College of Arts and Sciences
Since 1870, Loyola University Chicago’s CAS, the University’s largest college, has advanced the more than 450-year-old Jesuit tradition of rigorous academic study, firmly grounded in the liberal arts. CAS supports the University promise to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives by prepping its students for meaningful careers with top academic programs in the arts and sciences and a focus on each student’s development as a whole person. Located on Loyola’s two main Chicago campuses, the college provides undergraduate students with opportunities to engage the world and to get a head start on their future careers through volunteer positions and internships.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education,U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.LUC.edu.