Cookeville Jaycees Academic Scholarship Endowment
In the early 1970s, a group of young men within the Jaycees organization in Cookeville, Tennessee took on the tremendous task of securing a federal grant to build a 100 unit apartment complex to assist low and middle income families living in Cookeville. The group formed a non-profit corporation as a separate entity on August 25, 1972, called Willow Park Apartments, Inc., to construct and manage the complex. In order to assure continued maintenance of the project for the long term, the corporation (Willow Park Apartments, Inc.) sold the apartment complex during the mid 1980's and a new corporation, Willow Park Partners, Inc., was formed to manage the remaining interest in the Project. Proceeds from the sale were held in the trust and managed by the Cookeville Jaycees Academic Trust Foundation for the purpose of assisting young people attending Tennessee Technological University through scholarships. It is the desire of the Cookeville Jaycees Academic Trust Foundation to continue this commitment in helping Putnam County high school graduates through this gift. The Cookeville Jaycees Academic Trust Foundation consists of Dr. Max Atnip, Mr. Larry B. Garrett, Mr. Jim Hicks, Mr. Scott Lytal, Mr. Clarence Smith, and Mr. Donnie Westbrooks (who passed away in 2017).
Scholarships associated with Cookeville Jaycees Academic Scholarship Endowment