Scholarship Requirements and General Information
Who is eligible for the Academic Scholarships?
A high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior who is:
- A student employed by an MIRA member company for at least six months as of January 1 OR
- A student whose parent is a full or part-time employee of an MIRA members company for at least one year as of January 1 OR
- An MIRA member customer and their children
Who is eligible for the Minority Scholarships?
- A high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior
- Applicants must belong to one of the following ethnic groups to qualify for minority status: African-American,
- Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Arab/Chaldean American
- Only one scholarship will be awarded per MIRA member company.
- Multiple Merit, Minority Merit, Financial Need Merit and Trade Merit scholarships will be awarded (of these, a minimum of 3 will be awarded to MIRA member customers).
- Applicants are eligible to win and receive a scholarship a maximum of two times.
- All applications MUST be completed and submitted with transcripts by March 31 to be considered for an academic scholarship.
Selection of winners
- Scholarship winners will be chosen by a panel of educators. Winners will be notified by approximately June 1. Winners must enroll as full-time or part-time students for the fall college semester.
- The selection criteria includes past academic performance, leadership and participation in school and community activities and college grades are considered.
- To insure complete impartiality in the selection of winners, this scholarship program is administered by International Scholarship & Tuition Services (ISTS), a firm that specializes in the administration of sponsored scholarship programs.
How will scholarships be awarded?
- Depending on where you live, scholarship winners are REQUIRED to attend either the “MIR Foundation Scholarship Luncheon”. Students will receive their scholarship at this events. All winners must RSVP. Non-attendance will be considered a forfeit of your award.
- The awards are a one time, non-renewable grant in the amount of $1,500.
- Scholarship recipients are responsible for making certain that their scholarships are delivered to their college.
- Awards are for undergraduate full or part-time students and can only be used in the academic year they are awarded barring illness, emergency or military service.
What is the scholarship timeline?
- All applications and support documents must be received by March 31.
- Applicants should be notified of the selection committee’s decision by approximately April 30th.
To assure complete impartiality in the management of the program and the selection of winners, the scholarship programs described above are managed by International Scholarship & Tuition Services (ISTS), a firm that specializes in the administration of sponsored scholarship programs.
To Check Your Scholarship Application Status Online & Make Changes
You can return to aim.applyists.net/MIRF. Enter your original access key. Once you have completed Step One, you will be able to see the status of your application and/or make any necessary changes. You do not have to resubmit any paperwork. Your status will show in red print at the top of the page.
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
MIR Foundation Scholarship Program
International Scholarship & Tuition Services
P.O. Box 23737, Nashville, TN 37202-3737
Fax: (615) 320-3151