The Mikkelson Foundation

The Mikkelson Foundation Student Scholarship Program

2023 Applications Must Be Received by Friday April 14, 2023

Each year,The Mikkelson Foundation Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding graduate of a Colorado high school who has been accepted to pursue a course of study or instruction at an accredited college or university granting undergraduate and/or graduate degrees. The recipient will be a student who has demonstrated an ability to excel in the academic disciplines of mathematics and science, who will major in engineering, physical or biological sciences, or mathematics, and who has the potential for substantial additional achievement after graduation.
In 2023, The Mikkelson Foundation will provide three scholarships of $5000 each. The scholarship is renewable for up to a maximum of four years providing that the recipient remains a student in good standing at their college or university.

Applications must be received by the Foundation on or before April 14, 2023. The application package consist of the following:

  1. A complete official transcript of the student's academic record in high school.
  2. Copies of national standardized test scores if not included on the transcript.
  3. Three references from high school teachers, counselors, employers, or activities directors. Be sure to tell your recommenders that this must be received by April 14.
  4. Application form completed by student.
  5. An original personal essay.

Eligibility requirements for The Mikkelson Foundation Scholarship

  1. The applicant must be graduating from a Colorado high school in 2023.
  2. The applicant will be studying engineering, mathematics, or the natural sciences at an accredited four year college or university.
  3. The applicant will be beginning his/her studies in the fall of 2023.
  4. The applicant must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.7.
  5. The applicant must have a cumulative SAT score of at least 1200 or a composite ACT score of at least 28.

Additional Information and Suggestions:

Application in PDF format Application in MS Word format

or write to:

The Mikkelson Foundation
P.O. Box 768
Monument, CO 80132-0768

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View historical applicants' grades and test scores.