William J Cook Scholarship

The Chicago Community Trust established the William J. Cook Scholarship Fund to assist male high school seniors residing in Cook County, Illinois who plan to continue their education in a post-secondary institution. Awards are dependent on financial need, academics, demonstrated leadership and school and community participation. Also considered are academic and community honors, work experience and stated goals and aspirations. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $5,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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