Very proud of my alma mater, Vassar College, for being the first award recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a no-strings-attached $1 million prize! Way to go VC. Keep up the great work!
Almost one in four Vassar students have family incomes low enough to qualify for federal Pell grants. Among colleges with a four-year graduation rate of at least 75 percent, none has done more than Vassar to enroll low-income students and give them large scholarships, according to an Upshot analysis last year that Cooke Foundation officials said influenced their decision.