Michaels Educational Foundation scholar program encouraging applications

Eager to help play a part in making educational dreams come true, the Michaels Educational Foundation is inviting residents from Michaels’ military and affordable housing communities to apply to be a “Michaels Scholar.” The scholarship program is open to all residents with a high school diploma or equivalent who are pursuing some form of higher education at a college, trade/professional school or institute.

Now in its 32nd year, the program has plans to award at least $750,000 in grants for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Michaels Educational Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of the Michaels Organization, has awarded in excess of $11 million to students across Michaels portfolio of communities since its inception in 1991.

During last year’s scholarship season, a record-breaking $1.5 million was granted to students, after $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 throughout the Michaels Organization’s business network who wish to join 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 Levitt, and his wife, Pat Levitt.

Affordable and military residents in good academic standing must have applications postmarked by April 15. Awards will be announced in June.

The application can be found on the Michaels Organization Educational Foundation website.

A separate scholarship program for residents of Michaels student living communities will open for applications in the fall.