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 Special rules: 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.