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The application program will be live on or after April 15, 2024. Please return then and navigate to the Scholarship America Hub to register your account and begin your application process!

The NextMile Scholarship Program
(offered to qualified MileOne employees and their families)
Live application window: April 15, 2024 through June 3, 2024 3:00 pm CST

“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 scholarships 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.

Applicants for the The NextMile Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a full-time or part-time employee who has a minimum of one year of continuous employment with MileOne as of the application deadline, or
  • Be a spouse, domestic partner or dependent child* of a full-time employee who has a minimum of one year of continuous employment with MileOne as of the application deadline.
    *A dependent child is defined as a biological child, legally adopted child, stepchild or legal ward living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the employee.
  • Be a current high school senior graduating in spring 2024, a high school graduate who plans to enroll, or is currently enrolled in, part-time or full-time undergraduate, graduate or vocational-technical study at an accredited two or four-year college, university, graduate school or vocational-technical school located in the United States for the entire 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Not have been convicted of a felony.

Awards

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.

Renewal students, check your Scholarship America Student Hub account for your 2024 online renewal form. If you have questions about your renewal, please contact Scholarship America at 507-931-1682 and ask for the NextMile Scholarship Program Manager. Do NOT create a new student account!

Selection of Recipients

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • A letter of recommendation (cannot be from a family member)

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.

Notification

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you register to apply on the Scholarship America Hub, please use a VALID email address and mark Scholarship America as a safe sender. Also, be sure to check your email often for updates from Scholarship America.

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:

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
  2. A letter of recommendation (cannot be from a family member).
  3. A digital, high-resolution head and shoulders photo of the applicant: Please do not send a selfie.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Atlantic Automotive Corp., dba MileOne Autogroup has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!

Please make sure to add studentsupport@scholarshipamerica.org as well as the program email address provided below in the footer as safe senders in your email contact list.