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The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation Welcomes Residents To Apply To 2022 Scholarship Program

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Military and Affordable Residents at Michaels’ Properties are Encouraged to Submit Applications for the April 15th Deadline 

Now in its thirty-second year, The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation is inviting residents from Michaels’ military and affordable communities to apply for this distinguished honor. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors and graduate residents who are pursuing some form of higher education at a college, trade/professional school, or institute. With plans to award over $1 million worth of grants in June, 2022, The Foundation is eager to help play a part in making educational dreams come true. 

Since 1991, The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation has been a privately funded,

non-profit educational organization that was created to assist high school graduates living in Michaels properties throughout the nation. From its inception, The Foundation has awarded in excess of $11 million to students across the portfolio of communities across the country. During last year’s scholarship season, a record-breaking $1.5 million was granted to students after an incredibly generous amount of $1.2 million was awarded the previous year. A total of 256 residents living at affordable and military living communities owned or managed by The Michaels Organization were granted scholarships for the 2021/2022 academic year. 

The scholarship awards, which range from $2,000 to $10,000 per student, are paid directly to the educational institution and can be used toward an undergraduate education at any accredited college, university, or vocational training program in the country. All foundation funds are raised through voluntary contributions by corporations, companies, families, private

trusts, and individuals wishing to join us in this effort to honor and assist those who are

the future of the Michaels communities. All donations are then matched $2 for every $1 by The Michaels Organization’s Founder and Chairman, Michael J. Levitt, and his wife, Pat Levitt.

Since the non-profit was started 31 years ago by Mike Levitt, The Foundation has granted over $11 million in scholarships to not only affordable and military housing residents, but also college students who live in Michaels’ student living communities, a program that begins in October. 

Affordable and military residents in good academic standing must have applications postmarked by April 15, 2022. Awards will be announced in June.The application is posted online here and should be downloaded, completed, and mailed to: Dr. Bruce W. Johnson, The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 90708, Camden, NJ 08101.

About The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation: A non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization, The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation administers educational scholarship programs open to residents of housing communities owned or managed by companies of The Michaels Organization. Now in its 32nd year of awarding scholarships, The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation was the first of its kind in the affordable housing industry when it was established by Michael and Patricia Levitt in 1991. Since then, the scholarship program has expanded to include residents of Michaels' military and student living communities.

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