Employee FAQs


NextMile Scholarship

When does the application window open for the NextMileOne Scholarship?

The application window open April 15th and closes at 4pm EST on June 1st

How do I apply to the NextMile Scholarship Program?

To apply to the NextMile Scholarship Program, visit Scholarship America’s platform at  https://start.scholarsapply.org/ and create and account or if you are reapplying, use your credentials from the previous year. 

If I am having issues with the platform, who should I contact?

If you have any issues during the application process, please email thenextmile@scholarshipamerica.org or give them a call at 507-931-1682. 

How do I know if I’m eligible?

To view the eligibility requirements, visit https://www.mileonecares.com/nextmile-scholarship.htm.

When will I know if I have received the scholarship?

Scholarship America will notify all applicants of their award status on July 15th

How many times can I apply to the NextMile Scholarship Program?

The NextMile Scholarship is renewable for an additional three years for undergraduate, graduate or vocational-technical study, on the basis of maintaining a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent and a continued employment status and standing with MileOne Autogroup. 

What award amount is available?

All applicants, both new and renewal are eligible for a $2,500 grant. 

How and when will I receive my award?

If you are approved for the scholarship, awards will be dispersed in August with the check being made payable to the school. 

Who makes the decisions on whether or not an application is approved?

Scholarship America reviews, processes and awards scholarships on behalf of MileOne Autogroup. In no instance does any officer or employee of MileOne Autogroup play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final. 

Employee Support Fund

Are there tax consequences for receiving a grant from the MileOne Support Fund?

Grants are not treated as income to the employee. The contribution to the employee is considered by the IRS as a gift from a non-profit organization.  

Who will the grant checks be addressed to?

Checks will be addressed to the individual. Employees will be required to show proof that the funds went to the designated organization (e.g., receipt of bill pay) within 30 days. 

Can employees use the MileOne Support Fund more than once each year?

No, employees can only receive funds one time within a 12-month period. Employees will be eligible to request funds 12 months after their original grant.

What if eligibility requirements are close but not quite?

There are no exceptions to the eligibility clause. 

What if I am a re-hire?

The employees start date will be their re-hire date and will become eligible one year from that date.

Can an employee request a grant to pay for garnished wages?


Can an employee contribute their PTO balance in lieu of a monetary gift?

Not through the fund. Please consult with your manager or HRBP.

Can a spouse or family member participate in this program?

Spouses and family members are not eligible for the program. Only full-time and part-time employees who meet the specified requirements may apply to the program. 

What if an employee is in need of additional emergency funds after a year? 

Employees will follow the same application process. To be considered for future grants from the MileOne Community Giving Foundation employees are encouraged to contribute back to the program within twelve (12) months of receiving a prior grant and the foundation recommends that employees comply with the BHS Care Coordinator's recommendations.

What if the MileOne Community Giving Foundation funds are drained?

This is a program funded by Employees for Employees.  Without your help this fund will not be able to support the future needs of our community.

How can I contribute to the MileOne Community Giving Foundation?

You may send checks or money orders to:
    MileOne Community Giving Foundation
    1 Olympic Place, Suite 1010
    Towson, MD 21204

How is a donation to the MileOne Employee Support Fund treated by the IRS?

Making a contribution to the program can be itemized on your tax return and could be considered a tax deduction.

Employee-Nominated Contributions


How do I apply for a request?

Please fill out our online form. If you need further assistance, please email mileonecares@mileone.com

If I am having technical issues when applying, what should I do?

Please contact mileonecares@mileone.com and explain your issue.

What are dates and deadlines for employee-nominated contributions applications?

All requests are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please allow up to eight weeks for review and notification. 

May I send an application directly to a MileOne representative or another contact at MileOne?

No. We only accept grants via our online form. 

I would like to request a donation that exceeds $500. What should I do?

Please email mileonecares@mileone.com to discuss your request.


How and when will I know whether the request is approved?

We will notify you via email regarding the status of your award. You can expect to hear from us within eight weeks of the receipt of your completed submission. 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Please email mileonecares@mileone.com with your question(s).

Additional Programs & Benefits

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