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Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox Education Fund
Application status: Closed

Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox have established an education fund to assist students in approved healthcare-related course of study. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited college or vocational school of the student′s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox Education Fund must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates from New Prague High School in New Prague, Minnesota.
  • Plan to major in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Paramedic, or Physician Assistant program at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in Minnesota for the entire 2024-2025 academic year.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.

  • $2,500 for students attending a two-year college or vocational-technical school
  • $5,000 for students attending a four-year college or university

Awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent) and remaining in a healthcare-related field of study for the entire academic year. Recipients attending a two-year college or vocational-technical school who transfer to a four-year college or university may receive $5,000 per year up to the combined total of four years.

Award recipients will also be provided the opportunity to receive a mentorship by Dr. Michael Wilcox each year the award is granted.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Selection of recipients will be made by a committee of no more than two Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox family representatives and a minimum of three non-family representatives. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox Education Fund. Payment is made in August.


Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades, and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of those test scores separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 16, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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