Mike Zimmer Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2019 MVP Scholarships

EAGAN, Minn. – Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer will once again be supporting student-athletes in Minnesota.

The Mike Zimmer Foundation announced recently that high school seniors can now submit applications for Coach Zimmer’s MVP Scholarship. The Foundation will award two $10,000 (one-time, non-renewable) educational scholarships in the spring of 2019.

According to the Mike Zimmer Foundation website, the scholarships will be awarded to “two outstanding athletes” toward a four-year anniversary of their choice.

The following criteria must be met by student applicants:

Must be a senior graduating from a Minnesota high school in 2019.

Must have participated in a varsity sport in high school.

Must have good academic standing with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.  

Must plan to attend an accredited college, university or community college.

Must have participated in an extracurricular activity or volunteered in the community.

Applicants are asked to complete a submission form with an accompanying essay (500-word maximum) that answers one of three provided questions.

The 2019 application deadline is April 15, 2019. 

The Mike Zimmer Foundation was founded in memory of Coach Zimmer’s wife, Vikki, who passed away unexpectedly in 2009. The Foundation’s mission is to benefit the Twin Cities community and “keep Vikki’s big heart and giving spirit alive.”

Click here for more information or to apply for the Coach Zimmer MVP Scholarship.

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