Dennis M. Cook ‘86 Memorial Scholarship

To honor the memory of Dennis Cook who perished at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, his loving family has established a scholarship at Lancaster Catholic High School. If selected, and provided the student maintains standards, the Dennis M. Cook '86 Scholar will receive a renewable, four-year scholarship* at Catholic High that completely meets the student's financial need.

The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman student who has shown an aptitude for studies, has made a positive impact in his/her current school and/or community, and has a strong personal desire for a Lancaster Catholic education but lacks the financial resources necessary to pay tuition.  This student will endeavor to maintain at least a “B” average while involving himself/herself in the school community by participating in a minimum of one extra-curricular activity.

The recipient of the Dennis M. Cook '86 Memorial Scholarship will be selected by Mrs. Judith G. Cook, Dennis' mother, in consultation with LCHS personnel.  Students interested in applying for the Dennis M. Cook '86 Memorial Scholarship must submit an essay describing the following:
  • Why he/she would like to attend Catholic High
  • What extra-curricular activity/activities he/she might pursue during their time at Catholic High
  • How the student plans to make a positive impact on the Catholic High community
  • Why the student feels he/she would make a good candidate for this award
The length of the essay is at the discretion of the applicant.  There is not a minimum or maximum word requirement, although the student should clearly and succinctly cover the above criteria in the essay.
*A renewable four-year scholarship means that the scholarship will continue for four years provided that the student meets the standards of the scholarship requirements and remains an upstanding representative of the memorial scholarship.
All students applying for this scholarship MUST apply for financial aid through the online FACTS application. An Application Cover Sheet must be completed and submitted along with the essay to Essays should be uploaded by March 1, 2020.