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Radford University announces Shelor Motor Mile Scholars program

Radford University is partnering with one of Southwest Virginia’s biggest automobile retailers to offer internship opportunities to select students.

The Shelor Motor Mile Scholars program will choose 20 rising juniors annually to participate in the new initiative, starting in the spring semester.

The goal is to give students “real-world experiences” through leadership training opportunities, projects catered to develop job readiness skills and exposure to corporate workplace culture, according to university spokeswoman Caitlyn Scaggs.

Scaggs said students participating will also receive $2,500 in addition to participating in the internships primarily taking place during the summer months. The time commitment for each student scholar will vary depending on need and interest, she said.

“Shelor Motor Mile Scholars will have opportunities for paid internships. The overarching intent is that all scholarship recipients will have job shadowing and leadership development interactions throughout their experience, which will position them for future success educationally and professionally,” Scaggs said.

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