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The Devon Mikuleza Memorial Scholarship for Skilled Trades

The Devon Mikuleza Memorial Scholarship

Devon Mikuleza planned to attend Midwest Technical Institute and study HVAC/R, just as his father John and brother Dalton both did, before he tragically passed away on June 1st, 2020. Devon enjoyed fishing, welding, working on small engines, helping his neighbors, and camping, among many other things in life. He is the late son of business owners John and Lisa Mikuleza.

In honor of his memory, The Devon Mikuleza Memorial Scholarship was created for high school seniors who want to learn a skill at a trade school, as Devon had intended. This year (2023) will mark the 3rd annual Devon Mikuleza Memorial Scholarship award. The scholarship is a minimum of $500.

“MTI helped me better understand the job I was going into. The Devon Mikuleza Scholarship will help others get their foot in the door. This scholarship honors Devon by keeping his name alive and helping others do something he loved,” Dalton Loyd, brother of Devon and graduate of MTI’s HVAC/R Technician Program.

Here’s how to apply:

  • Write a 1-2 page essay explaining who you are, what skilled trade you want to learn, and why you want to pursue a career path in the skilled trades
  • Fill out the application form and include the Word Doc of your essay

The deadline to apply for the 2023 Devon Mikuleza Memorial Scholarship has passed.

This year’s winner will be announced in November 2023.

To learn more about how you can support the Devon Mikuleza Memorial Scholarship fund, visit the Facebook page.

Here are the previous winners of The Devon Mikuleza Memorial Scholarship:

  • 2021: Jayson Webb of Capital Area Career Center; Jayson enrolled in the HVAC/R Technician Program at MTI and graduated in May 2022
  • 2022: Dalton Loyd of Rochester High School; Dalton enrolled in the HVAC/R Technician Program at MTI and graduated in March 2023