Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox have established an education fund to assist students in an approved health care 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 scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
Postmark Deadline: February 10
Applicants to the Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox Education Fund must be:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.
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 health care-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.
Students will be required to sign a promissory note and disclosure form before education awards are issued.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
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 late 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.
|Degree Sought||School Type||Award||Maximum #Awards||Total Awards Received||Obligatory Time Frame||Forgiven Prorated Per Year Worked|
|Certificate||2yr/JR/Comm College/Vo-tech||$2,500||12-15 Month Program: One||$2,500||Two Years||$1,250|
|Certificate||2yr/JR/Comm College/Vo-tech||$2,500||18 Month Program: 1.5||$3,750||Two Years||$1,875|
|Associates||2yr/JR/Comm College/Vo-tech||$2,500||Two||$5,000||Two Years||$2,500|
|Bachelor||2yr/JR/Comm College/Vo-tech||$2,500||Four||$10,000||Four Years||$2,500|
|Bachelor||4yr College or University||$5,000||Four||$20,000||Four Years||$5,000|
4yr College or University
The award will be considered a no-interest loan if the recipient fails to meet the award obligations. The total value of the award less credit for years worked in an underserved Minnesota population will be repaid to the Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Education Fund. Terms of the repayment will be managed by Scholarship America. If default occurs during the work obligation, the repayment will be prorated at 50% per year worked for recipients who attended a two-year college or vocational-technical school and 25% per year worked for recipients who attended a four-year college or university.
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.
Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than February 10. Grade reports are not acceptable. Online transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment card is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that the application has been received.
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential.
Open the Printable Application Form (This will open in a new window)
Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:
Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.
Mail the completed application form (and any other required documents) to Scholarship America. The mailing address is on the application form or under the Contact tab.
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Instructions for Completing the Financial Data Section of the Application
The Financial Data section of the application should be completed by the parent(s). Information should be from a completed tax return or based on estimated information to be filed with the IRS.
NOTE: Any exceptions to providing financial information as instructed above must be submitted to Scholarship America in writing.
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox Education Fund
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082
Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox Education Fund