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ERIC Number: EJ784795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-30
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Pointing the Way to College
Klein, Alyson
Education Week, v27 n21 p22-24 Jan 2008
The National College Advising Corps, which started at University of Virginia, was initially financed in 2004 by a two-year, $623,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a Landsdowne, Virginia-based charity formed with a bequest from the late businessman who was best known as the owner of the Washington Redskins football team. Mr. Cooke died in 1997. The organization focuses on helping academically talented, financially needy students reach their potential. The University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, which began placing advisers in schools during the 2005-06 academic year, received another grant, for $464,300 for two years that expires this year. Last year, the Cooke Foundation put an additional $10 million into the program, and expanded it to 10 other colleges nationwide. The institutions will each receive about $1 million over four years, after which they will be expected to take over the financing of their own programs. The National College Advising Corps, which is now based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, isn't the first program to use college advisers to augment guidance counselors' college-outreach efforts. It is modeled partly on the efforts of the National College Access Network, which includes more than 250 access programs across the country.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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