Description and Eligibility

The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation are pleased to announce the 2019 Award for Excellence in Educational Access.
This Award will recognize excellence in the field of educational access in supporting underserved students on the path to and through college. In addition to recognition on NPEA’s website and social media sites, as well as a formal announcement at the conference, the winner of this year's 2019 Award for Excellence in Educational Access will receive a $5,000 monetary gift. We are grateful to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for generously sponsoring the 2019 Award for Excellence in Educational Access.
Conference and Award Details:
The winner of the NPEA/Cooke Foundation Award will be announced at the 2019 national conference in Chicago, IL. The conference, Raising Our Voices: Bold Innovations That Empower Students, will be held on April 3-5, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza in downtown Chicago. For more information about the conference, please visit: Please note: Nominees are encouraged but are not required to attend the conference to be eligible for the award.
  • Only current NPEA Members* in good standing are eligible for nomination.
  • Members can, and are encouraged to, nominate themselves. Please note: Individuals are not eligible to win this Award.
  • NPEA member must be able to demonstrate program/school impact, results, and student success.
*With questions about and/or to confirm membership status, please contact Alex Newell, NPEA Member Services Associate, at or (617) 423-6300 x263.

For more information about the Award, and to learn about past winners:
please visit our website and download the award overview.
IMPORTANT: Nominees may include NPEA Member Organizations, Programs, or Schools. Please be sure to review all eligibility requirements prior to submitting a nomination. Please note: Individuals are not eligible for this award.

PLEASE NOTE: We encourage you to download a PDF of the form to preview the questions asked. You can begin the application and return to it at a later date/time, but be sure to use the same computer and web browser each time you work on the application in order to save your responses/progress.

We suggest saving your responses in a Word document as you prepare them, just as a backup.

Please email Carrie Tate.

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