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Introducing The Kukolich Genetics Scholarship


Purpose of Scholarship 

In keeping with our promise and values, Cook Children’s Health Foundation is facilitating the Kukolich Genetics Scholarship (“Scholarship”) to recruit and retain quality talent for genetics-based health care through graduate-level academic advancement.

Download the scholarship application on the right-hand side of the page.

Genetics CenterEligibility Criteria: 

  • Scholarship is open to current full-time and half-time Cook Children’s employees in good standing with a minimum of 1 year of eligible service from the date these applications are due. 
  • Applicant must have already obtained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and be seeking a master’s degree in genetic counseling. 
  • Applicant must intend to remain employed at Cook Children’s for at least two years following receipt of the scholarship. 
  • Applicant must not have received the Kukolich Scholarship for a prior graduate-level degree. 
  • All applicants, whether needs-based or merit-based, must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Who is not eligible: 
    • Employees serving on the Scholarship selection committee 
    • Family members of Scholarship selection committee members 
    • Prior scholarship recipients

Selection Criteria and Process:

  • Applications must include the attached application form, an overview of school and community contributions or resume, two letters of recommendation, evidence of the completion of a bachelor’s degree, evidence of acceptance or current enrollment in an accredited genetic counseling master’s degree program, and evidence of GPA > 3.0. 
    • Students applying for a needs-based scholarship must complete the release for verification of unmet financial need through the chosen university. 
    • All applicants, whether needs-based or merit-based, must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Applicant must be accepted into or enrolled as a part- or full-time student in a master’s degree program in genetics counseling.
  • Evaluation of applications will include financial need, academic accomplishments, career aspirations and alignment with Cook Children’s values. 
  • Award amounts will be determined by number of selected applications. The total award money available to an applicant is up to 100% coverage of tuition and fees.
  • Awards are contingent upon evidence of enrollment, and evidence of financial need, if applicable.



5:00 p.m., June 30, 2022Deadline for receipt of application
August 2022Scholarship award notification 
September 2022Enrollment confirmation and payment sent to recipient's university