Jim and Shirley Cook Scholarship

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The Jim and Shirley Cook Scholarship was established to support graduating high school students interested in studying mechanical engineering, computer numerical control programming, welding, or machine tool technology - careers that have been vital to CSI success since its beginning. The Community Foundation of the Ozarks starts accepting applications for the 2019-2020 scholarship on February 1.

Established in 2016 in honor of Jim and Shirley Cook and their commitment to the Southwest Missouri region where the CSI family has grown to 180 and counting, the scholarship supports graduating seniors who are going on to attend accredited technical, two-year, and four-year institutions.

Since beginning in their Jefferson City garage in 1977, the Cooks build an organization that focuses on helping customers succeed, and their vision lives on through the support of future professionals in fields that have contributed to CSI's leadership role in the processing industry. The Cook family's hope is that the scholarship will encourage young people to join careers in an industry that Jim served for decades. To date, five recipients of the Jim and Shirley Scholarship have gone on to careers in the industry Jim so dearly loved.

This scholarship is administered through Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the scholarship season opens February 1. The application can be found at https://cfozarks.org/scholarships/.