As conceived by students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the Cook Achievement Fund is a scholarship pool intended to support activities that enhance a student’s
résumé and learning experience. Financial support for the Cook Achievement Fund originates with Bob Cook as well as recent honors college alumni and private donors.
Achievement Fund activities are learning experiences that exceed standard curricular requirements and engage the student as a professional in his or her field. Examples include internships, conference presentations, scholarly publications, undergraduate
research, study abroad, etc.
Use the sample application and the guidelines below to help you to complete your application. If you have any questions, ask the Honors College staff.
This cover sheet must be completed and submitted with your Cook Achievement Fund proposal.
This is a statement you sign that explains how the fund is supported by Robert Cook and by alumni and encourages continuation of alumni support in the future.
This is an essay that puts forth a narrative explanation of who you are as a person, what motivating factors drive you, how you come to be who you are, where you are going, what is important to you, what thinkers you admire, what philosophy informs your
life, and how your goals, dreams, and career objectives emerge from them. Keep these things in mind as you draft your narrative:
Some background resources on writing a personal statement:
Use the examples that follow to write a proposal including:
Sample Achievement ApplicationAn example of a quality achievement fund proposal.
Sample Financial OverviewAn example of the financial overview required in an achievement fund application.
Sample Expenditure SheetA sample of a cost breakdown which may accompany the financial overview in an achievement fund application.
A sample resume is shown in the sample application.
Submit your four-year plan. The four-year-plan template can get you started.