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Apply to MILE

Program Guidelines

Each MILE cohort will accept a maximum of 14 students into the program, with effort to have representation from each of Davis College's six undergraduate academic departments. Following the deadline, applications will be evaluated for quality and completeness. Only completed and correctly submitted applications received by the deadline will be considered. Incomplete applications (i.e., missing recommendation forms, resumes, etc.) will not be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all materials have been successfully submitted. Applicants will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of their materials.

The application process for Cohort IV of the MILE Program is now open.

Students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply online through Oct. 20, 2023


Membership is open to full-time on-campus undergraduate students in the Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources at Texas Tech University. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average that will be upheld throughout the duration of the program.


Selected applicants will be invited to participate in face-to-face interviews with the MILE Advisory Committee. Interviews will take place in the Dairy Barn conference room in Nov. 2023. Applicants will be notified via email to sign up for a 20-minute interview time. Applicants should dress professionally and be prepared to discuss their leadership and career goals with the MILE Advisory Committee. The final selection of the 14-member cohort will be made following the interview process.


MILE is a leadership program that requires students to meet and uphold certain expectations. Students who fulfill the eligibility requirements, complete an application, and are selected for the program will be expected to carry themselves professionally and represent Texas Tech University and the Davis College of Agriculture and Natural Resources with the highest level of respect. Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout the duration of this course and the rest of the MILE program.

Application Process


The application process for the fourth cohort of the MILE Program will open in the fall of 2023. Students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply online. Completed applications will include the following:

Submitted online application – Resumes and cover letters will be submitted online at the end of the application.

Two recommendations – One personal recommendation and one campus recommendation form, submitted on behalf of the student

Online Application

To be considered for the program, students must submit a completed online application, their resume, and a cover letter. Applicants will receive an email upon receipt of their submitted application.

The resume and cover letter should be submitted as attachments at the end of the online application. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted as PDF files. The applicant’s last name should be included in the resume and cover letter PDF files. (Example: LSmithResume.PDF)


MILE applicants are required to have two recommendations: 1) a campus recommendation and 2) a personal recommendation. All recommendations will be kept confidential and will be used by the MILE Advisory Committee when evaluating applicants’ qualifications. ALL recommendations must be completed by a non-family member of the applicant. Submission of a recommendation form by an applicant’s family member or by someone claiming to be someone else will result in the applicant being disqualified from consideration for the MILE Program.

Campus Recommendation – The recommender must be a Texas Tech University faculty or staff member familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional skills.

Personal Recommendation – The recommender should be someone familiar with the student’s character, leadership potential, and professionalism.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure each form has been submitted on their behalf. Once the recommendation form has been successfully submitted and received, the recommender will receive a confirmation email.