Two Camden residents are the 2022 recipients of the MHS Lift Scholarship Fund, a full scholarship to Rowan University. Sisters Emani Baines, 23, and Essence Holman, 19, will both start at Rowan in the fall.
MHS Lift is a national provider of warehousing and distribution solutions. Brothers and co-owners of MHS Lift, Andy and Brett Levin, established the scholarship in 2019 in partnership with Rowan. It is awarded to Camden students who are active members of the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County and have demonstrated financial need.
“My brother, Brett, and I are proud to partner with Rowan University and the BGCCC to ensure that students like Emani and Essence have the opportunity to earn a degree debt-free,” said Andy Levin, president of MHS Lift.
Baines, who graduated from Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School in 2017 and later attended Rowan College of South Jersey, has been an active member of the BGCCC and currently serves as a youth development professional and head of the teen program. She plans to major in early childhood education. Holman, who graduated from Camden Academy Charter High School in 2020, originally joined BGCCC’s job-ready program at the age of 14 and now plans to major in journalism.
“Emani and Essence are not only stellar students, but also role models for their younger peers at the BGCCC. They are both deserving recipients of this scholarship,” Brett Levin, vice president of MHS Lift, stated.
The staggered MHS Lift Scholarship Fund was designed to pay for full tuition, room, board and book costs throughout a student’s education at Rowan. Recipients of the renewable scholarship are determined by Rowan’s Division of Strategic Enrollment Management.
“Each year, the exceptional generosity of Brett, Andy and MHS Lift is rewarding the hard work and experience of deserving recipients,” Joseph Delgado, senior director of development, William G. Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University, stated. “They are providing life-changing access to higher education so that students like Emani and Essence are able to pursue their dreams.”
Both Baines and Holman said they understand the magnitude of the scholarship.
“This will absolutely help my future goals, because I know for sure I will not be in debt, and I will be financially stable,” Holman said.