A Camden City teen has been selected as the first recipient of a full scholarship from MHS Lift’s newly created scholarship fund.
Andy Levin and Brett Levin, brothers and co-owners of MHS Lift in Pennsauken, a warehousing and distribution solutions firm, have pledge more than $200,000 to establish the MHS Lift Scholarship Fund.
In partnership with Rowan, the scholarship will provide full academic support, complete with books, room and board, for undergraduate students at the school who are full time New Jersey residents with demonstrated financial need and active members of the BGCCC.
“I’m both grateful and stunned, and humbled for this incredible opportunity,” Amir, 19, a Camden Academy Charter High School graduate, said. “Receiving this scholarship will have a huge impact on my life.”
“My brother Andy and I believe that the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County is a tremendous organization that provides support and safety to children and teenagers to enhance their abilities to learn and grow into strong adults. We wanted to invest in those kids as well and established this scholarship to give them an opportunity to get an education at a University that will provide them with a chance to give back to their families and communities. Rowan certainly is that University and they were fantastic to work with in order to put this scholarship together,” Brett Levin said.
The scholarship will accept one new student every year, so throughout a four-year period, there will be four students enrolled at any given time.
“MHS Lift felt that it was important to give back to students in need and I’m happy that Andy and Brett chose to partner with us to make a difference. Rowan is playing an active role in Camden’s revival and partnerships like this support that. Thanks to this scholarship, recipients can graduate from college debt-free and have access to the highest quality educational experience,” John Zabinski, senior vice president for university advancement, Rowan, said.