Texas Residents Only: In 2023 the Kailee Mills Foundation is awarding one full-ride scholarship to a student who is a Texas resident. This scholarship must be used at any 2 or 4 year accredited college or university within Texas.
US Residents: We also have a variety of additional scholarships available to students who reside in the United States. These scholarships range from $500-$2,500.
All applicants must show academic achievement and help to spread seat belt safety awareness in their community. We accept applications January 1 through May 1. Qualifications and more information can be found in the application below.
The full-ride scholarship will cover tuition, room and board, and books for the first year, and tuition only for the three remaining years. The full-ride scholarship value is based on an average of Texas in-state tuition costs. A scholarship payout schedule can be seen below:
Year 1: No more than $24,000 ($12,000 per semester)
Year 2: No more than $12,600 ($6,300 per semester)
Year 3: No more than $12,600 ($6,300 per semester)
Year 4: No more than $12,600 ($6,300 per semester)
*Note: Any unused amounts will be rolled forward for use in future semesters as long as scholarship requirements are met.
*Note: Recipients are responsible for any costs that exceed scholarship amounts currently available to them. (Ex. If the total year 1 cost is $26,000, the recipient would be responsible for the additional $2,000.)
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.