The Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation

HARVESTThe Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation is a nonprofit education foundation created by the Michigan Manufactured Housing, Recreation Vehicle and Campground Association in 1991. In 2013, the Self-Storage Association of Michigan was added. The Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation establishes educational programs and opportunities for students who wish to make a career in the RV and campground, manufactured housing or self-storage industry. In some cases, scholarships will be awarded to students even though their career goals may not lead them back to these industries. In cases like these, awards will be made to outstanding scholars or students with compelling needs.

What types of scholarships and grants are available?
The Foundation will make financial aid available to students accepted to enroll or currently enrolled at any accredited university or college. The amount of the awards may vary based on individual needs and qualifications.

How does a student qualify?
Students must forward a copy of the application to the Foundation office. The awards will be made based on the applicant’s ability to show that his/her educational goals are consistent with industry goals. The application’s presentation and thoroughness weigh heavily. The Foundation will base its decisions on need and/or merit. Students may qualify for each year accepted to enroll, or are currently enrolled at any accredited university or college.

When are the applications due?
Applications are due at the Foundation office no later than Friday, April 9, 2021 for the fall semester of the coming school year. All information must be completed for consideration. All Seasons Communications, the association’s marketing agency, manages the scholarship program. If you have questions, you may call them directly at 586.752.6381 and ask for Beth Monicatti Blank.

HARVEST supports students and their educational pursuits

The HARVEST Education Foundation was created in 1995 by the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association and its sister associations. It establishes educational programs and opportunities for students who wish to make a career in the RV and campground, manufactured housing or self-storage industries. Since the foundation’s inception, HARVEST has granted $358,575 in university and college scholarships to 628 students.

Some of our recent recipients expressed their appreciation to the foundation board members.

“Being a recipient of The Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation Scholarship will be extremely helpful as I begin my education at Oakland University. Thank you for enabling this opportunity, your generous support, and your confidence and investment in my future.” Dakota W.

“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is an honor and a pleasure to be a recipient of the HARVEST Scholarship. When I found out I was the recipient, my heart was filled with warmth. This opportunity is something that is going to change my life and education. It has given reality to my degree and what I can accomplish.” Katie K.

“Dear Foundation Members, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation scholarship. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities this award will provide me.” Madison D.

“To the Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation, it is an honor to be one of your scholarship recipients this year. I will be entering my final semester at Michigan Technological University in the fall where I will graduate with dual degrees in Engineering Management and Marketing under the School of Business and Economics.” Haley H.

HARVEST is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and receives 100 percent tax-deductible gifts from individuals and corporations. It also accepts grants from other nonprofit organizations and state and federal agencies.

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