Scholarship Winners

Katherine McSweeney

2019 Scholarship Winner, Artist

Cook Foundation Scholarship Winner playing piano

Kasey Watkins

2018 Scholarship Winner, Piano

Kasey Watkins is a junior at Christopher Newport University studying music education and piano performance. She has a strong passion for music and the arts, and strives to spread her appreciation to others. View her video.

Cook Foundation Scholarship Winner singing

Alana Lyons

2018 Scholarship Winner

BFA Theatre Major, George Mason University. “The Cook foundation has helped me receive the training I need to pursue my career in theatre. I am beyond honored to be a recipient of their scholarships.” View her video.

Emma Trist scholarship winner

Emma Trist

2016 Scholarship Winner

“Theatre affects us because it is us. It shows us an altered view of humanity as seen through the eyes of the playwright, the director, the designers, the actors, and the horde of others behind the scenes. I am excited to be part of an art that has the power to change the attitude, opinion, and, maybe even the life, of an audience member”

Steven Arnold scholarship winner

Steven Arnold

2015 Scholarship Winner, Percussion

Bachelors in Music Education and Percussion Performance, as well as a Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Education. Steven is currently the Associate Director of Bands at the Vidalia City Schools Instrumental Music Program teaching Middle School and High School.


Full Scholarship List

2010 / 2012 – Noelle Miller
2011 – Jacob Warner
2012 – Rebecca Clubb
2014 / 2015 – Lexes Reiss
2015 – Steven Arnold
2016 / 2017 / 2019 – Emma Trist
2013 / 2014 / 2016 / 2017 – Rebecca Hade
2017 – Sarah Thompson
2018 / 2020 – Kasey Watkins
2018 – Alana N. Lyons
2019 – Katherine McSweeney
2019 – Emma Phillips
2020 – Farren Winter / Aidan Collier / Elizabeth Gill

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