Joshua Cook ’15 Earns Scholarship from Ab Nicholas Foundation
(August 24, 2015) Joshua Cook, a 2015 graduate of Racine St. Catherine’s, has been named an Ab Nicholas Scholarship recipient.
Every year the Ab Nicholas Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors who have participated in their high school’s boys or girls basketball program as a player or manager. Applicants must be attending a 2 or 4-year school in the University of Wisconsin System. Student-athletes participating in NCAA Division I, II or III athletics are not eligible.
Cook, who served as varsity boys’ basketball team manager under coach Bob Letsch, is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He was one of 70 scholarship recipients selected from 450+ applicants, and his $10,000.000 scholarship is renewable annually up to four years.
In his senior survey Cook expressed an interest in pursuing a career in medicine.
“I want to go to medical school and become a doctor,” said Cook. “[Attending] St. Catherine’s made me realize I want to help people.”
Albert Nicholas, founder and chairman of the Nicholas Company, Inc., a Milwaukee-based investment advisory firm, established the Ab Nicholas Foundation in 2012 with a $50 million endowment. Nicholas, born in 1931 in Rockford, Illinois, received an athletic scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he studied economics and was twice named All-Big 10 for the Badgers’ basketball team.