Cook invites non-traditional female students to apply for the POWER scholarship

Posted by: Andi TenBarge  | Thursday, September 19, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 19, 2019) – State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) encourages non-traditional female students to apply for the POWER Caucus Scholarship to further their education and career aspirations.

Women who are returning to school after a hiatus, changing careers, and seeking advancement in their professional or work lives, as well as stay-at-home moms entering the workplace who are in need of additional education and training, can earn a scholarship of $750 to put toward their education.

“This scholarship will help ease the financial burden that comes with gaining advanced skills, which will open many doors for non-traditional female students,” Cook said. “Whether it is taking care of children or working full-time, these Hoosiers have an abundance of responsibilities to handle.”

Cook said there will be 18 scholarships awarded – two per congressional district. Scholarships are given to women who are residents of the state of Indiana and who are pursuing their educational endeavors in the state.

The primary selection criteria to be used by the committee selecting the scholarship winners will be financial need, personal vision, service to the community and future plans.

Scholarships will be awarded at a ceremony in February. To fill out an application, go to The application deadline is Oct. 1.


State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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