One Mile at a Time Scholarship

One Mile at a Time, the largest independent travel blog in the world, believes everyone should have the chance to chase after their dreams, and that the best education in life can often be found outside the classroom. 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.

Essay Topic:
The skills you develop in college can provide an amazing foundation for doing cool stuff in the world, but as with many things in life, you get out of it what you put into it. A desire to hustle, combined with strong financial responsibility, can enable incredible things.

So, we want to hear about the cool stuff you’d like to do. We’re big proponents of “giving forward”, and would like this scholarship to help propel others to do the same.

We’re not necessarily looking for something extravagant or grand; giving forward and sharing your talents with the world doesn’t have to be monumental. One Mile at a Time helps people achieve their aspirations and travel better, in a way that doesn’t break the bank. We’re not solving global problems (though we try and do our part to help where we can), but we are helping to educate, inform, and inspire.

Your passion may be leading you to certain branches of research, or to a career that enables you to pay the bills while you pursue your passion project on the side. It could lead to starting your own business or becoming part of a massive team chipping away at a problem. Your passion needn’t be related to travel, though we, of course, think meeting new people and exploring new cultures provides a valuable perspective.

Please address all three points in your submission:

What are you passionate about, and how can you leverage that enthusiasm to give forward as you go through the world?
What skills do you have (or will develop in school) to enable you to do those things in a sustainable way?
What steps are you taking to build healthy financial habits that will give you more flexibility after college?