Scott Cook and Signe Ostby have established a scholarship program to assist employees’ children who plan to continue their education in private secondary school, private or public college or university, or vocational-technical programs. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Eligible students can qualify for up to $46,200 in total funding over four years.
The sponsors’ intent is to reward students who have demonstrated that they are “go-getters,” who take whatever situation they are dealt and make a real difference. They make the best of whatever circumstances they face because of their personal leadership, drive, determination, and organizational skills.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined by the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants to the Program must be:
Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of the award. Awards will range from $5,800 to $11,550 per year. Applicants who show no financial need or choose not to complete the financial section will be eligible to receive the minimum award of $5,800 per year. We strongly encourage all applicants to complete the financial section of the application before submitting, as Scholarship America cannot accept this information at a later date.
Students enrolled for only part of an academic year (e.g., a quarter or semester) may receive a pro-rated award.
Awards can be used for full-time study at a private secondary school or at an accredited postsecondary or vocational-technical institution of the student’s choice and are intended to pay for tuition, fees, books and supplies, and required equipment.
All awards are renewable up to three times or until graduation, whichever occurs first, by maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) and full-time enrollment for at least one quarter or semester. Students enrolled in their first year of college may renew their award by maintaining a 2.7 cumulative grade point average. Students not meeting the GPA requirement may submit an appeal stating extenuating circumstances regarding their academic performance; such appeals will be reviewed by the Sponsor. Recipients of private secondary or upper or higher secondary awards must reapply for postsecondary awards, provided that an individual recipient may receive a maximum of four years of Program funding across their secondary and postsecondary studies.
Applicants may receive an award from both the The Scott Cook and Signe Ostby Scholarship Program and the George A. Hansen Scholarship Program in the same year.
Scholarship recipients are selected based on:
Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is reviewed to determine the amount of each award.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance do the sponsors play a part in the selection process. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in late March. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment is made by check in July or August for U.S. and Canadian students. Payment is made by wire transfer in August or September to students residing outside the U.S. and Canada.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than 3 pm Central Time on February 6, 2024.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.