Scholarship History:

This scholarship is offered in memory of Barbara Cook and her twenty years of service to the LTAA as Executive Director.  She was instrumental in establishing the LTAA’s organizational standards and this hallmark Scholarship Program, as well as managing the business operations of the Alumni Office.  Prior to the LTAA, Barbara served as Registrar, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Acting Vice President of Student Affairs and had rank in the Department of Educational Foundations at Northeastern Illinois University.  Established 2016.

 Scholarship Award:

$2,500 total award to one (1) student.


  • Lane Tech student with an expected Spring, 2023 graduation date.

  • The scholarship award is based on scholastic ability, academic excellence, and financial need.

  • Acceptance to an accredited college or university.

  • Demonstrates a passionate for and commitment to the study of Education.

Essay, 250-350 word maximum, length may vary.

How has your education at Lane Tech influenced your pursuit of education as a field of study?

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Monday, April 17, 2023 at 5pm.