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General Information

Name Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Scholarship
Number of Awards 5
Award Value $12,000
Award Type Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until February 28
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Contact Information

Contact Boy Scouts of America
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, Texas 75015-2079

Scholarship Description

This scholarship, the largest awarded by NESA, was established by Lawrence S. Cooke in memory of his late wife, Mabel Cooke. One scholarship of up to $48,000 (up to $12,000 per year) and four $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 a year for four years) are given annually. The Eagle Scout offered the scholarship must agree to the following conditions before accepting it.

1. During the life of the scholarship, you will register and maintain status as a full-time student at the college/university you select.
2. Through your college/university, you will provide NESA with verification of your status as a full-time student. (Work co-op programs are not an acceptable means of meeting full-time-student status.)
3. All funds are paid directly to your college/university for tuition, room, board, and books for only so long as you remain a full-time student during the life of the scholarship, which is four consecutive years.
4. The scholarship is limited to use at a four-year college/university that is accredited by recognized accreditation agencies and offers at least a bachelor's degree upon completion of the course of study offered.
5. The scholarship is not available to students attending any of the United States of America military academies, because at these academies, expenses covered by NESA scholarships are already paid by the United States government.
6. The scholarship is paid in four installments covering one year each. Payment will be made by NESA upon receipt of an itemized bill from your college/university.
7. To maintain the scholarship, you must maintain a GPA that places you in the upper third of your class. Your college/university must furnish confirmation of this status.