BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Future students who are seeking a degree from
the University at Buffalo School of Social Work will have access to
more scholarship assistance, thanks to a bequest gift for $423,701
from alumna Jean Schumacher Cook.
Cook earned bachelor's and master's degrees in social sciences
in 1939 and 1957, respectively. She established the scholarship
fund in memory of her late husband, Col. William G. Cook, a 1927
graduate of the UB.
"We are grateful to Jean Cook for the foresight she showed in
planning for this gift," said Nancy J. Smyth, dean of the school.
"Because of her generosity, more graduate students will receive
Jean Cook died on Nov. 23, 2005.
Col. Cook was the recipient of a scholarship when he was a
student, and the couple wanted to ensure that future social work
students receive scholarship assistance.
The Cooks lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.