Jenny Cook was an educator in Discovery Hall Programs for more than 30 years, and our programs would not be what they are today without her enthusiasm and skill in marine science education. Through the years, Jenny's work at the Sea Lab reached hundreds of students and she found special joy in mentoring students. She loved to share her experience on the Johnson Sea Link, her fascination with coastal plants and algae and her southern drawl.
Jenny passed away in November 2018 after a long battle with cancer. As she found a special joy in mentoring students, her colleagues, past students and friends are honoring her contributions to marine science education with the Jenny Cook Memorial Scholarship to Discovery Hall’s class in marine science for high school students.
The Jenny Cook Memorial Scholarship will provide full tuition ($2,200) for three students to attend the Marine Science High School Course this summer.
Students who wish to be considered for the scholarship should include, in addition to the standard application materials, a brief (~2-3 min) video communicating their enthusiasm for the ocean environment and their goals in attending the program.
Video submissions for the Jenny Cook Memorial Scholarship can be submitted here.