The Cook Scholarship Program was established in 1973 by the late Frank Hervey Cook, a lifelong Montana resident and a 1919 graduate of St. Paul's School. The scholarship provides funding for tuition costs at St. Paul's School to worthy Montana boys and girls. In addition, financial assistance is given to scholarship recipients for the associated costs of attending the college of their choice.

As part of this opportunity, Cook Scholars are expected to give back to Montana through a minimum commitment of 80 hours of community service to benefit their home state, along with an additional summer of sevice to their home communities, between acceptance to St. Paul's School and the summer following their sophomore year of college.

Since 1973, more than 67 students have traveled from Montana to St. Paul's as Cook Scholars, and their successes have been noteworthy. They represent a wide range of cities and towns, and winners have come from every imaginable location in the state. This is truly a scholarship opportunity for all Montana students.
ELIGIBILITY
Montana boys and girls currently in the eighth, ninth, or tenth grades may apply for a Cook Scholarship. To determine the qualifications of candidates, recommendations of principals and teachers, school records, and an entrance examination are essential parts of the admission procedure. The required entrance examination is the Secondary School Admissions Test (www.ssat.org) administered by the Educational Testing Service in December or January of the school year prior to admission. All application materials must be submitted by January 15.

SELECTION PROCESS
All Montana students who apply to St. Paul's are automatically considered for the Cook Scholarship. Students are selected on the basis of character and academic accomplishment. Cook Scholarship finalists are selected by the St. Paul's School admission office and then interviewed in Helena, Montana, by the Cook Scholarship Board of Trustees, chaired by the President of U.S. Bank and Trust Company of Helena. The Board also includes Montana residents, former Cook Scholars, and a representative of St. Paul's School.

SCHOLARSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Rev. Valerie Webster '76, Bozeman, Mont.
Keith Lauver '88, Red Lodge, Mont.
Jael Kampfe '88, Roscoe, Mont.
Eric Jacobsen '83, Park City, Utah
Marett Taylor '90, Lake Forest, Ill.
Suzanne Ellinwood, SPS Associate Dean of Students

ADMISSION OFFICE CONTACT

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