Who Can Apply: 2-year or 4-year undergraduate degree-seeking full-time students who are currently enrolled or with acceptance, or part-time undergraduate students with verifiable employment of 20+ hours/week.
Submission: No matter what pathway you ultimately take in life, being able to clearly communicate is an important skill. The ways in which people share information are changing, and we believe that ideas and enthusiasm are more important than format. As such, there are two different ways to apply:
- Write something — You can choose a casual blog-style or a more formal essay, and aim for ~1,000 words (if you need more, use them, if you don’t, please don’t feel like you need to fill pages). Either way, your grammar, and punctuation should be impeccable. We’re all for relaxed formats and breaking rules to set the tone, but draw the line at “apostrophe abuse.”
- Make something — Writing is important, but there are other ways to get your point across. If you’d like to submit a video instead, that’s great. The same notes apply; a casual style is fine (we have plenty of our own video bloopers), but you’ll want to showcase crisp and clear communication skills. Please keep videos to under three minutes, and provide a written transcription.
Deadline: July 31, 2020
Learn More: https://onemileatatime.com/scholarships/