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HARVEST Education Foundation Background

The HARVEST Education Foundation is a non-profit education foundation created by the Michigan Manufactured Housing, Recreation Vehicle and Campground Association in 1991. Recently, the Self Storage Association of Michigan was added to the HARVEST family.

HARVEST 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, HARVEST will award scholarships 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.

Since 1991, more than $400,000 in university and college scholarships has been awarded to nearly 700 students. In addition, HARVEST has been the recipient of numerous research/study grants from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the Traffic Safety Association of Michigan.

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. 

To obtain a scholarship application, inquire about requirements, or questions please e-mail Marenia Rabi at 

To donate to this foundation, or to participate in an upcoming fundraiser, please contact Darren Ing at 517-349-3300 or email -

Scholarships and Grants for Careers in the Manufactured Housing, RV and Campground or Self-Storage Industries

Scholarship Information

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/college or vocational institution. The amount of the awards vary based on individual needs and qualifications.

How does a student qualify for a scholarship?
Students must submit 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 decisions on need and/or merit. Students may qualify for each year accepted to enroll or currently enrolled at any accredited university/college or vocational institution.

When are the scholarship applications due?

Applications are due at the Foundation office no later than Friday, April 8, 2022, for the fall semester of the coming school year. All information must be completed for consideration. 

Member Grant Information

Who is eligible for a Member Grant
MMHA, MARVAC and SSAM members in good standing (and their employees) are eligible to apply for “member grants” to be applied to industry-specific training.

What qualifies as an industry training course?
Member awards can be used for underwriting costs for an industry-specific education course or seminar. Educational subjects can range from management to technical training. Educational providers can be industry associations, colleges, private training schools, or manufacturers. Depending on financial ability, the Foundation may elect to pay up to half of the cost.

How is the grant awarded?
Awardees will be reimbursed upon receipt of proof of payment (e.g., email confirmation of credit card payment) and proof of course/program attendance (e.g., completion certificate). Copies of documents are acceptable.

When do I apply?
If the application is related to a one-time course or seminar, please apply at least 3 weeks prior to the course/seminar. All information must be completed for consideration. Please e-mail Marenia Rabi at with any questions.

Thank you to all those that participated in the 
26th Annual HARVEST Golf Outing.



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