Kailee Mills Foundation awards one $20,000 Anglia Homes College Scholarship and several additional scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 for each academic year to students who show academic achievement and help to spread seat belt safety awareness in their community. We accept applications January 1 through May 1.
The purpose of the Kailee Mills Foundation Scholarship Program is to educate teen drivers about seat belt safety through seat belt awareness, research, volunteerism, and leadership. Scholarship recipients deliver high levels of academic achievement, ambition, leadership, and a desire to make a difference.
- Be high school juniors or seniors or current postsecondary undergraduates
- Receive or have received high school diploma at/by the end of the graduating school year
- Be enrolled or planning to enroll in, an accredited 2 year or 4 year college or university within the United States, in a full-time (at least 12 hours) degree seeking program for the first time
- Run a campaign to spread seat belt awareness at school and throughout the community, which includes a fundraiser benefiting Kailee Mills Foundation. Download campaign guidelines here. After reviewing the guidelines, see an example here.
- Locate, meet, and interview a family who has lost someone due to non-seat belt use, and submit a report sharing what you learned and how it impacted you. If you do not know or cannot locate a family, email [email protected] for an approved list.
- Be a US citizen or legal resident
- Have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
- Have at least a 1050 SAT score or a 20 ACT (This is a recommendation. The foundation reserves the right to review and approve scores of each applicant.)
Citizenship and Character
Strong applicants would:
- Demonstrate a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society
- Have volunteered for organizations in their community and submit verifiable proof of volunteer hours
- Strive to maintain excellence in their education
- $20,000 scholarship award will be distributed in four increments of $5,000, and $5,000 scholarships will be distributed in two increments of $2,500. Any amount under $3,000 will be a one-time distribution.
- Distribution will be paid at the beginning of each spring and fall semester as long as the recipient requirements have been met.
- Distributions will be paid directly to institution or appropriate and verified recipient.
- Award can be used towards tuition, books, room and board, and other fees incurred through the educational institution.
- Total distribution will not exceed the original award amount.
- Any excess amount may be rolled over to the following semesters.
- Any excess amount after degree completion will be forfeited and returned to the Kailee Mills Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Please review the expectations and requirements of the KMF scholarships by clicking here.
Applying for a Scholarship
Applicants for the Kailee Mills Foundation Scholarship should submit:
- A completed scholarship application form below;
- Two letters of recommendation, for instance from a teacher/professor, counselor/academic advisor or school administrator, employer, or volunteer organization;
- A current high school transcript;
- A final report from your seat belt awareness campaign in your school and/or community;
- A final report from your family interview as mentioned in the scholarship requirements.
All applications must be received on or before May 1.