The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization, announced today it is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year. All residents who live in affordable, mixed-income or military housing communities owned or managed by the companies of The Michaels Organization, including Michaels Management Services and Interstate Realty Management, are invited and encouraged to apply for a scholarship.
The scholarship funds, which are paid directly to the educational institution, can be used toward higher education at any accredited college, university, or vocational training program in the country.
The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation has committed at least $300,000 in scholarship funds for this academic year.
Last year, the foundation received a record number of applications and awarded a record $603,000 in scholarships grants.
Foundation funds are raised through the financial support of corporations, companies, families, private trusts and individuals known throughout The Michaels Organization business network. In addition, Michaels’ Chairman and CEO, Michael Levitt and his wife Pat Levitt contribute $2 for every dollar raised by the Foundation.
To date, more than $5.2 million in grants have been awarded, benefitting more than 2,400 students.
Applications must be received by the Foundation no later than April 14, 2017. Awards will be announced in May 2017.
The application is posted on The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation website. Completed applications should be mailed to: Dr. Bruce W. Johnson, The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, 3 East Stow Road, Suite 100, P.O. Box 994, Marlton, ,New Jersey 08053-0994.