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Frank and Marion Taylor Rocky Mountain Alumni Scholarship

The Rocky Mountain Alumni Chapter Scholarship was established by alumni and friends of Doane University from the Rocky Mountain area to assist students who wish to attend Doane University in pursuit of an outstanding college education. 

The RMAC will award two (2) one-time scholarships in the amount of $1,250. These scholarships will be paid directly to Doane University and credited to the two recipients' accounts. Only students who have applied and been admitted to Doane University are eligible to apply. Strong consideration is given to students who demonstrate high academic performance, possess excellent leadership potential, show strong career direction, and are outstanding citizens in their communities. A submitted Housing Deposit and how far along an applicant is in their final college decision will also be considered.  

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Wednesday, March 20, 2024.


Applicants for the Rocky Mountain Alumni Scholarship must:

  • Apply and be accepted for admission to Doane University. If you have yet to be admitted, please submit a transcript with your application.
  • Submit a 500-word essay.
  • Participate in a 15-20 minute Zoom video conference interview with the RMAC Scholarship Committee on Sunday, March 24, 2024. You will be contacted with an opportunity to select your interview time slot once your application has been received. Contact [email protected] if alternative interview arrangements need to be made. 
  • Deadline to apply: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at Midnight CST/11 PM MST


Scholarship applications will be reviewed by a committee that includes The Rocky Mountain Alumni Chapter and the Office of Financial Aid. The scholarship recipient will be notified by Mid-April 2024.

If you have any questions or concerns during the application process, please get in touch with Ken Sladovnik in Admissions at [email protected].


Section One: Personal (Student) Information

Section Two: Academic Information

Section Three: Extracurricular/Volunteer Service (School and Non-School Related)

Section Four: Essay Question

Please respond to one of the following questions.

  1. Look back at people, events or opportunities that have helped you become a successful high school senior. With that in mind, please respond to the following question: "There I was, here I am, where do I go from here?"
  2. Invite five guests to dinner (past or present). Who are they? Why did you invite them? What are you going to discuss?
  3. Look back at all that has transpired over the past 365 days. If you had the opportunity to address your class at graduation (some of you will undoubtedly have that chance), what would you share as your greatest accomplishment from this past year? Where do you feel you have you personally come up short and what would you have done differently? Finally, what advice would you give to your class on how to best use this experience as a stepping stone to success in college and beyond?