Scholarships and Applications

Philip J. McKenna Scholarship

2020 Award Year

Two scholarships, each for $3,750, for rising Seniors at Colorado College

The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Foundation will grant two awards to a senior or rising senior majoring in geology at Colorado College. The purpose of this award is to support geologic studies in the Rocky Mountains and to reward excellence in geologic achievement. The amount of each award for 2020 is $3,750. The scholarship was initiated by Elizabeth and Donald McKenna in honor of their husband and father, Philip J. McKenna, a Colorado College geology graduate. Application forms are available under the download tab at the end of this description and upon completion can be uploaded to this website.

The following criteria will be used to select one recipient from Colorado College:

  • Relevance of the student’s research to Rocky Mountain geology
  • Academic achievements
  • Faculty references or contacts

Application for the RMAG Foundation student award must include:

  • A resume with GPA information
  • A senior thesis proposal (two or fewer pages) supplemented with figures and map as needed
  • A list of financial support and research needs, as well as a time table for completing the research
  • A letter of recommendation from an appropriate faculty advisor

Complete applications are due by February 7, 2020, and must be submitted electronically to the A review panel designated by the Foundation will evaluate proposals, and the Foundation Trustees will make the award.

The recipient, with a guest or faculty member selected by the recipient, will be guests of the RMAG Foundation at an April 2020 luncheon meeting of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists in downtown Denver. A short presentation will be made to the recipient during the meeting. The RMAG Foundation is unable to pay for transportation or accommodation costs for the awardee to attend the luncheon.

Application is closed. Thank you to all who applied.