Scholarships and Applications

Philip J. McKenna Scholarship

For a Senior or Rising Senior at Colorado college

2019 Award Year

One Scholarship for $5,000

The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Foundation will grant one award 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 the award for 2019 is $5000. 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 15, 2019, and must be submitted electronically to the rmagfoundation.org. 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 a spring monthly 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

Submit Application Online

Philip J. McKenna Scholarship Application 2019

Please Attach:

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

Please complete the above application form and submit with attachments by February 15, 2019.