Cookie Salak Memorial Scholarhship
Established in 2015 by the St. Conrad Church Choir (St. Fidelis Parish), the annual Cookie Salak Memorial Scholarship honors graduating high school seniors who are active in the music programs in their church, school, and community. Cookie’s passion for music was undeniable, and her relentless efforts to help others pursue their musical dreams helped to shape countless lives and brought high-quality music to the Butler Area for over sixty years. The creation of this memorial fund is an attempt to memorialize Cookie’s musical legacy and recognize those graduating students who will continue to assist in the development and enhancement of music in our church and community.
Recipients of the Cookie Salak Memorial Scholarship are:
- 2015 -
- 2016 -
Hannah Williams and Tiana Schaffner
- 2017 -
Caera Berry and Luke Walker
- 2018 -
Kayla Karenbauer and Sarah Hepfl
- 2019 -
- 2021 -
Funds for the scholarship are secured through individual donations, and music concerts given throughout the year. The scholarships range from $500-$750 each.
The St. Fidelis Parish Choir is proud of the work that these students have accomplished, and wishes them continued success in the future as they carry on Cookie’s mission of recognizing the importance of dedication, hard work, and pride in yourself and your faith.