The Cook Family Foundation recently recognized 25 students from the greater Shiawassee County area who are attending the University of Michigan this coming Fall. All of them have been awarded scholarships from the Foundation, and several have received additional scholarships from the University. In total, the scholarships awarded total $298,500. In addition to these merit-based scholarships, many of these students are also receiving need-based financial aid.
The following students from nine local high schools have been awarded scholarships from the Cook Family Foundation. Byron: Vanessa Kiefer; Chesaning: Jared Weisenberger; Corunna: Nathan Dennison, Anthony Ferzo, Stephanie Rasmussen; Durand: Madeline Dietrich, Tyler Lockhart; Laingsburg: Kirsten Johnson; New Lothrop: Arman Jacob Aznavorian, Bryce Birchmeier, Taylor Krupp, Cody Symons, Nolan Wendling, Kyle White; Ovid-Elsie: Logan Applebee, Hunter Charvat, Maureen Wiltsee; Owosso: Jordan Bannan, Caitlin Harrell, David Hoffa, Janae Hurd, Geoffrey McClung, Madison Van Epps; Perry: Alex Proudfoot, Taylor White
While all of these students are accomplished and at the top of their class, several students received special scholarships. Nolan Wendling of New Lothrop received the Bruce & Jackie Cook Scholarship, a four-year full tuition scholarship to attend the UM Ross School of Business. Kirsten Johnson of Laingsburg was awarded the Donald Cook Scholarship from UM’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Jared Weisenberger of Chesaning was named one of the prestigious Shipman Scholars and will study mathematics at UM. You can read more about the scholarships from the Cook Family Foundation (click here).