Our country’s freedom is protected by our military. Our veterans who live in our community should always be recognized for their service to our country. Many of these veterans have been exposed to traumatic experiences of war. Tim Cook was a South Boston kid who grew up playing sports and participating in the South Boston community as a counselor and mentor for local kids. Tim went to Gate of Heaven School and graduated from BC High where he learned from the Jesuits the true meaning of being a man for others. Tim went on to serve our country as a Navy corpsman with the USMC. Tim was an inspiration to friends and fellow vets. While serving in Iraq, Tim designed and implemented a mass casualty vehicle to save fellow marines, earning the nickname “Doc.” Tim dedicated his life to defending his country and protecting his fellow brothers. The mission of the Timothy “Doc” Cook Foundation is to support programs that increase awareness and prevent hidden wounds that travel with veterans. Our fellowship of supporters includes Mass Military Hero Foundation, Skate for 22, Boston Wounded Vets run, the Vincent Brodeur Foundation, Bridges for Fallen, and TAPS.
Please submit this application with an essay written on one of the following topics:
- What is PTSD and how does it affect veterans and their family members?
- What would you do to help increase awareness of PTSD in your community?
- Please explain the ways in which you have served and/or positively impacted your community?
Currently, there are a lot of remarkable organizations put into place but the battle against PTSD continues. Change and innovation are still needed. Besides what already exists what would you personally do to help our veterans that come back home after fighting for our nation? Brainstorm your ideas. Pick your best idea and be sure to include your own unique and original idea. (All essays must include your own idea) *We encourage you to include your brainstorm art or ideas
Scholarship applications must be received no later than March 1, 2020. Winners will be announced during an award ceremony by April 1, 2020. Applicants must be a South Boston student attending tuition-based schools’ grades 8–12.
All paperwork should be handwritten or typed and submitted to the following:
Timothy “Doc” Cook Scholarship
ATTN: Joseph Cook
419 East Eighth Street
South Boston, MA 02127
For additional scholarship information please contact Joseph Cook at 617-816-9350 or Facebook.com/YaDudeDoc/
The Timothy “Doc” Cook Foundation