Stanford student awarded full- tuition scholarship to St. Paul’s School
Sarah Hughes, a ninth grader from Stanford Public School in Stanford, has been named a Cook Scholar at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, in recognition of her academic promise and leadership potential. As a Cook Scholar, Sarah will begin her St. Paul’s education this September and will receive full funding for her attendance at the New England boarding school that seeks talented students from across the country and around the world.
Established in 1973, the Cook Scholarship is underwritten by the Cook Trust, and is named in honor of Frank Hervey Cook, a Montana resident and successful cattle rancher who graduated from St. Paul’s School in 1919. Following his death in 1970, the majority of his estate was converted to a trust for Montana students who might benefit from a St. Paul’s education. Since its founding, more than 65 students have attended St. Paul’s School from Montana as Cook Scholars. The Montana-based Cook Board selects those recipients that meet St. Paul’s School admissions standards and demonstrate a desire to give back to the state of Montana.
Founded in 1856 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s School is a co-educational college preparatory high school. The 2,000-acre grounds are home to approximately 525 young men and women from 35 states and 22 countries. All students and the nearly 100 full-time faculty members live on the grounds. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Those interested in learning more about the educational opportunity at St. Paul’s School and the Cook Scholarship should visit www.sps.edu/Cook.