The Last Mile Education Fund was created to invest in the next generation of talent by taking an abundance mindset to an investment approach that identifyies young people with aspirations in technology and engineering fields, provides support for challenges they face beyond their control, and incubates them to be the next generation of innovators.
Invest in Potential
Most scholarships seek to identify ‘top’ talent and reward them with support...as long as they stay on top.
We take an investment approach, providing young people with aspirations in technology and engineering fields support for challenges they face beyond their control, and incubating them to be the next generation of innovators.
Support not Shame
Seeking an education should not be a shameful experience, and frankly students should be focused on their studies, not running a GoFundMe campaign and stressing about whether they can afford to persist to graduation.
We believe in our students’ potential and offer support without the humiliation of public asks and hard-luck stories.
Persistence over Perfection
Engineering degrees are challenging, and all students struggle at times, especially those from under-resourced high schools, first generation students, and those that lack family support.
Rather than rewarding perfect grades and resumes, we reward demonstrated persistence by selecting students who are striving for success and ardent in the pursuit of their degree.