Louise Speller Cooper Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
Chelsea Watson
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1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
Oct 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Oct 31, 2021
Education Level
High School
Eligibility Requirements
Identify as Black
Identify as Black

Since my early years, my mother wanted me to attend college. Attending college was a dream she had for herself that was just not an option for a poor girl from the rural south who attended a single-room schoolhouse during her most formative years.

She encouraged me to attend college even though we knew nothing about what "attending" higher education meant. Thankfully, we learned together. My mother supported me throughout undergrad, completing my master's, and cheered me on when I enrolled in a doctoral program.

I lost my 63 year old mother to a three year battle with A-typical Parkinson's disease and dementia in 2016. In her memory, the Louise Speller Cooper Memorial Scholarship will support one African American female student who dreams of attending college. Although this scholarship is small, I hope it will help with the unexpected expenses for a first year undergraduate student.

To apply, please write about how your relationship with your mother has influenced your decision to attend college.

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Selection Criteria:
Essay, Motivated, Driven, Passion
Essay Topic

How has your relationship with your mother influenced your decision to attend college?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Oct 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Oct 31, 2021.

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