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Endowment & Scholarships

Endowed Funds

It is no coincidence that the nation’s finest independent schools possess the largest endowments. A firmly established endowment will provide resources for The John Cooper School to plan for the future and we are committed to helping our endowment grow. Endowed funds support scholarships, faculty, and programmatic needs in perpetuity.

A gift may be made to the school’s general endowment or an already established restricted endowment. These gifts may be made in “memory of” or in “honor of” a person or persons. When no restriction is specified by the donor, gifts will be placed in a general endowment. Donors can add to existing endowed scholarships or create a new endowed fund.

A minimum of $15,000 is required to establish an unrestricted endowed fund to commemorate a special occasion or memorialize an individual. A minimum of $25,000 is required to establish a restricted named endowment fund. By establishing a new endowed fund, you can permanently sustain The John Cooper School's mission and honor deserving individuals or organizations. Please contact Troye Skipworth, Director of Advancement at 281-367-0900 ext. 2327 for more information regarding an endowment.

Endowed Scholarships

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  • The Karen Francis Honorary Scholarship Fund

     
    Karen Francis is a former Head of Lower School who began her career at The John Cooper School in 1999 and retired in 2008. She instilled honor and an eagerness to learn in all of the children in the Lower School during her tenure. The Karen Francis Scholarship is an “Honorary Endowment Fund” that will not be used until the balance (corpus) reaches $10,000. When it has been funded at that level, its annual interest earnings will be awarded to a student selected by the Financial Aid Committee. All financial aid awards are considered confidential, but Karen Francis will be notified with a description, not the name, of the student. This is standard practice in independent schools.

    Gifts to the fund can be made online or sent to The John Cooper School c/o Advancement Office, 1 John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Please make checks payable to The John Cooper School and indicate that the gift is for the Karen Francis Scholarship Fund.

  • Dr. Joohee Moonat Honorary Scholarship Fund

     
    The following was lovingly submitted by the family of Dr. Joohee Moonat:

    John Cooper School alumna, Dr. Joohee Moonat ’96, passed away on June 21, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Joohee Moonat is the daughter of Drs. Suresh and Sunita Moonat and sister of Dr. Saurabh Moonat '98. The Dr. Joohee Moonat Honorary Scholarship Fund has been established at The John Cooper School to continue her legacy.

    Joohee was born on April 23rd,1978 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston. She attended Pied Piper Pre-School, Oak Creek Elementary, Wells Middle School, and The John Cooper School. She completed her undergraduate education at Wellesley College and her medical education at Southwestern in Dallas. Joohee finished her general surgery residency at Baylor in Dallas.

    Dr. Joohee Moonat had a passion for life. Her keen intellect, academic achievements, and professional success in surgery were often overshadowed by her boundless energy and enthusiasm for the day’s great adventure. Family and friends will never forget her boisterous laugh and infectious smile. All who knew Joohee remember her kind and gentle nature. She embodied the principles and virtues reserved for the very warmest of souls. Dr. Moonat possessed an all too rare combination of brilliance in her thinking, a deep concern for humanity, and a spirit which embraced with enthusiasm the beauty and fun of life.

    We are both challenged and obligated to carry on her work and wittiness. May she be emulated as much as she is missed. Your contributions will ensure Dr. Moonat’s legacy will live on through the academic pursuits of tomorrow’s great scholars.

    Beginning in 2014, the school will award an annual $1,000 scholarship to a senior student. Scholarships will be given to those students who excel in academics and plan to study the biological sciences in college.

    Gifts to the fund can be made online or sent to The John Cooper School, c/o Advancement Office, 1 John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Please make checks payable to The John Cooper School and indicate that the gift is for the Dr. Joohee Moonat fund.

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