In 2010, Drew Barnes of Owosso High School was awarded the first Donald Cook Scholarship that provided four years of assistance to attend the University of Michigan. He used those four years well, and graduated with a B.S. in Biology and Spanish. After spending a year working in a dermatology research lab at UM, he starts medical school this fall.
Drew is part of the newest class at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, where he was awarded a scholarship. While undecided about a concentration, he will volunteer with Seminario en Espanol to provide healthcare to spanish-speaking communities. He also has joined Advocates for Global Health and Human Rights.
The Cook Family Foundation is proud to have started the future Dr. Barnes on his higher-education pathway.
To learn more about our work to support talented youth from the Shiawassee County region, go to our scholarship page.