Marshall alumnus receives Campus Dining Scholarship at the University of Missouri
Steven Cook, of Marshall, recently received a Student Employee Scholarship from Campus Dining Services at the University of Missouri. Cook is one of 97 students from Saline County attending Mizzou.
Scholarships are awarded to eight students based on students' lengths of service, leadership, grade point averages and participation in extracurricular activities. The scholarship program recognizes Campus Dining Services student employees who best exemplify reliability, quality of work, initiative and teamwork.
Cook, a 2011 graduate of Marshall High School, currently is a junior at Mizzou where he is majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering with minors in math and business. He began working with Campus Dining Services as a student supervisor in September 2016, and in January 2017, assisted with opening the Potential Energy Café. Beyond working with Campus Dining Services, Cook serves as a Lance Corporal in the Marine Reserves, is a member of the Mizzou Student Veterans Association and is a volunteer with Special Olympics and the Show Me State Games bowling tournaments. Cook's parents are Steven and Patrice Cook.
As the state's largest and oldest public, land-grant university, Mizzou has more than 30,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 305,000 alumni. During the 2015-2016 academic year, more than $102 million has been awarded to Mizzou students in academic scholarships.