EdX Launches a Program for Middle School Students


This scholarship challenge aimed at middle school students (7th grade) is a great idea.

Students who complete one of five edX courses designed for advanced high school or college-level students will become finalists in Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s prestigious Young Scholars Program, aimed at high-performing middle school students with financial need.

The courses, with start dates ranging from January 20 to February 10, include:

The foundation usually receives 1,000-2,000 applications for the program each year; about 500 typically qualify as semifinalists.