Randy Polk Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Marla Polk to honor the memory of her husband, Randy Polk. Throughout Randy’s life, his passion for sports, music and life made him the ultimate fan. As his boys, Justin and Wesley, participated in a variety of activities while attending Abilene Cooper High School, Randy was a frequent attendee at Cooper football, basketball and soccer games. Even after his sons graduated, Randy would still be found at Cooper sporting events cheering on the Cougars. To read Randy Polk’s bio, click here


  • Must be a Cooper High graduating senior
  • Be in the top 20 percent of your graduating class
  • Must have participated in at least one of the following activities – fine arts, athletics, student government or in a faith-based activity outside of high school

Randy Polk Memorial Scholarship
$1,000.00 single award
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you in the top 20% of the Cooper High School graduating class?
  2. During your years at Cooper High, did you participate in student council, fine arts and/or athletics?
  3. If applicant is involved in faith-based activities outside of high school campus, please elaborate on these activities.
  4. Please provide an essay that discusses the following subjects (250-300 words): Why do you want to go to college and how would this award impact your ability to attend? What do you hope to accomplish with your life? What are your career interests/goals and what has motivated you toward them? Feel free to disclose a major obstacle in your life that you have overcome.
  5. Provide the name and email address of a teacher/professor who knows your character and is willing to submit an online reference on your behalf (No relatives).
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