Two DeKalb charter school students win a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke scholarship, which could pay their way through graduate school. (Photo credit: Mary Gober / Mary Gober /
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DeKalb charter students win $250,000 scholarships


Two Chamblee Charter High School students have been awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships worth up to $250,000 each.

Brian Kang and Sakshi Sehgal won the scholarships, which  will cover recipients’ educational expenses, including tuition, books, fees and living expenses. 

The scholarships award up to $40,000 annually for undergraduate studies and up to $75,000 for graduate school, should they choose to pursue a master’s degree or higher. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation also gives it scholars one-on-one advisement about issues such as college selection, financial aid and transitioning to college . 

 Kang and Sehgal were among 11 Georgians and 106 total U.S. students selected as Cooke Scholars this year. Selection criteria focuses on academic ability and achievement, financial need, perseverance, leadership abilities, and service to a student’s surrounding communities.   

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