“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” It is with these words, originally spoken by Nelson Mandela, coupled with our desire to support our employees and their families in their quest for furthering their education, we offer the NextMile Scholarship Program. This program is available to employees, spouses/domestic partners and children of employees who are rising high school seniors or who have already earned their high school degrees. Recipients will receive a renewable $2,500 scholarship towards their education at an accredited 2 or 4-year college university, graduate school or vocational-technical school of their choice.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.
Applicants for the The NextMile Scholarship Program must:
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to fifty (50) awards will be granted each year. The award must be used during the academic year for which it was granted.
Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years for undergraduate, graduate or vocational-technical study on the basis of maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), continued employment of the employee and continuation of the program by your employer.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of educational and career goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and a letter or recommendation. Financial need is not considered. Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of your employer play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
Applicants will be notified in July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of your employer. Payments are made in one installment in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.