To be eligible for the Nola Cook Scholarship the student must have, or be planning to have, a declared S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering, math) related major at an accredited college/university in Kentucky and must be currently enrolled full-time (12 hours) at the undergraduate level or, for incoming freshman, must have accepted admission with plans of enrolling full time. Must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be a member of an underrepresented group (female, of rural decent, or a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority). Past recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship again, but must complete the application procedure and be selected.
To apply, you must complete the online application form and accompanying materials by the application due date. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed and applications must include a current resume. Include a double-spaced, typed essay about your career interests and professional goals and why your selected S.T.E.M. field is important to the community. (Your essay must be approximately 500 words in length in a 12-point font.) Include a letter of recommendation. The letter should attest to your interest or involvement in S.T.E.M., and their perception of the student's future contributions to the S.T.E.M. fields as a part of their career. You must include proof of enrollment from your colleges registrars or admission office.