The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, at the request of the Cooke family, is pleased to administer the David O. “Doc” and Marion M. Cooke Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund’s goal is to endow one or more scholarships each year. Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000.
The fund is a fitting tribute to a man who gave five decades of service to the federal government and championed federal employees, both inside and outside the Department of Defense. Doc’s contributions to public service and public servants are immeasurable. That his children have chosen to honor their parents by continuing to help federal employees is yet another example of how Doc’s generosity reached far beyond his Pentagon office.
Students compete for the Cooke Scholarship with the same application they submit for FEEA's regular scholarship program. The judging committees in each of FEEA's 27 regions submit their top two winners to the Cooke Scholarship judges who choose from these applicants the winner of an additional award for that academic year. All applicants eligible for FEEA's annual contest are also eligible to win a Cooke Scholarship.