Each year The Villages of Benning will offer educational scholarship opportunities to our residents, through The Michaels Organization Foundation.
Our founder and CEO, Michael J. Levitt has embedded in our corporate culture a deep commitment to “giving back” to the communities where we work. Foremost in this effort is enhancing educational opportunities for our residents. In 1991, we became the first company in the industry to create a scholarship program open to all residents who live in housing owned or managed by companies of The Michaels Organization.
The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation, a non-profit affiliate of The Michaels Organization recently announced that it is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year. All high school seniors and graduates living in sites managed by Michaels or its affiliates are invited by the Board of Directors of The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation to apply for scholarship grants for the 2017-2018 academic year, totalling at least $300,000 to be awarded in June, 2017.
The Foundation, in its twenty-seventh year, is issuing this invitation to distinguished residents who are pursuing some form of higher education, in college, trade/professional school, or institute. The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit educational organization that was created in February, 1991, expressly to assist high school graduates living in Michaels properties throughout the nation. 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.
In its first twenty-six years, the Foundation awarded in excess of $5,200,000 to worthy students throughout the country. This is one of the few foundations of its kind in the nation. We encourage the financial support of 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. Please contact us if you have any questions about any phase of the Foundation’s work to help students living in Michaels sites throughout the nation.
Applications must be received by the Foundation no later than April 14, 2017.
Applications should be mailed to: The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation
Attn: Dr. Bruce W. Johnson,
3 East Stow Road,
P.O. Box 994,
Marlton, New Jersey 08053-0994
Applications are available at your local village management office or can be retrieved at: