The Shiawassee County region’s top academically accomplished high school seniors have been nominated for scholarships to the University of Michigan by the Cook Family Foundation. One of these students will be selected to receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship from Bruce and Jacqueline Cook.
In order to assist them with their college selection, thirty-two of the nominees recently attended an overnight trip to the University of Michigan where they met with admission officers, took a tour of the campus and stadium, attended a class, and had the opportunity to spend time with students from the Shiawassee County area presently enrolled at the University of Michigan.
“We want to make sure the leaders and the best among local high school students seriously consider the University of Michigan for the next level of education,” said Foundation President Bruce Cook. “We are committed to the academic success of local students, and are committed to building partnerships with our public schools and our oldest public university.”
Each of the nominees will receive at least a $3,000 scholarship to the University of Michigan from the Cook Family Foundation. In addition to these nominees, the Cook Family Foundation provides a scholarship to every local student who applies to the University of Michigan, is admitted, and then enrolls.
If they apply and are admitted to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the following students will be considered for the Bruce and Jacqueline Cook scholarship: from Byron: Samantha Franzmeier, Lillian Keesler, TJ Marvin, and Danielle Wolanin; from Chesaning: Katelyn Ferry, Jordan Goward, Brooke Miller, and Weston Wendling; from Corunna: Charlie Bruckman, Katelyn Feldpausch, Jacquelyn Giordano, Ben Jacobs, Jacob Johnson, Ryan Lavery, and Aiden McMaster; from Durand: Carolyn Fairchild and Jessica Fureigh; from Laingsburg: Malinda Barbario, Olivia Graham, Zach Koonter, and Autumn Zwiernik; from Morrice: Robert London and Rhianna Lucas; from New Lothrop: Garrett Birchmeier, Katie Bitterman, Caitlyn Bruff, Janelle Kline, Abigail Lange, and Charles Weber; from Ovid-Elsie: Conner Brown, Henry Gruber, Haley Hilgendorf, Jakob Loynes, and Anna Wilkinson; from Owosso: Abby Christian, Morgan Louch, and Lucy Popovitch; and from Perry: Emma Fisher.
Past recipients of the Bruce and Jackie Cook Scholarship have included Tyson Moore from Corunna in 2018, Elizabeth Hoornstra from Chesaning in 2017, Mitchell Lawrence from Byron in 2016, Nick Miller from Laingsburg in 2015, Nolan Wendling from New Lothrop in 2014, Emily Feuka from Perry in 2013, Sam Whaley from Perry in 2012, Adam Stewart from Laingsburg in 2011, Valerie Foster from Byron in 2010, Adam Dingens from Corunna in 2009, Randy Piper from Owosso in 2008, Dan Frechtling from Perry in 2007 and Kendra Frye of Owosso in 2006.