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Access Self Storage Creates Youth Scholarship

by Tony Gonzalez May 9, 2014 4:41 PM
When school gets out for summer, there are many options for youth to keep them busy and occupied. They are tours for bands and choirs. There is summer camp for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Some cities sponsor cultural arts programs where teens can participate in acting or voice class or learn how to make pottery or learn how to watercolor. [More]

StorageMart Announces Scholarship Winners

by Tony Gonzalez July 26, 2012 4:33 PM
College tuition is expensive. Textbooks are expensive. When you add class and lab fees and supplies, cost of and rent for a dorm and money for food, going to college can be a big financial drain on the pocketbook. [More]

Self Storage Industry Understands the Importance of Education and Experience

by Kim Kilpatrick May 24, 2012 8:54 PM
When it comes to job interviews there are typically two types of people employers see—those with book smarts (formal education) and those with street smarts (experience). In some cases a job is better suited for one over the other. There are strengths and weaknesses to both. However, what employers often desire is a combination of both. [More]

SpareFoot Announces a $5,000 College Scholarshp

by Holly Robinson May 18, 2012 12:14 PM
Going to college is very expensive. Tuition is outrageously high. Many textbooks cost more than $150. Lab fees, rent, utilities, and living expenses also increase the cost that students have to pay.

Do you know any college student that could use some financial help for all of those types of expenses? If so, tell them about the $5,000 scholarship that SpareFoot is offering. [More]

Proof that the Self Storage Industry has its Priorities Right

by Winnie Hsiu April 11, 2011 1:08 PM
Unless you have an infinite amount of time on your hands and only one thing to do with your entire day, from waking to sleeping, you have to prioritize your activities. Most people will do so in order of importance, i.e. going to work, spending time with family, hanging out with the guys. As important as priorities are in our personal lives, they are just as important professionally. [More]

Self Storage Companies Support Education

by Tony Gonzalez February 16, 2011 10:53 AM
A person would be hard pressed to find anyone that would disagree with the phrase ‘education is key.’ Whether it is at your job, playing a new sport, or in the classroom the more learning opportunities that a person can take advantage of in life the better. However, sometimes people are not able to take care of the opportunities that are available for no other reason than lack of funds. [More]

Hawaii Self Storage Offers 12 College Scholarships

by Holly Robinson January 12, 2010 4:28 PM
Hawaii Self Storage is offering 12 scholarships to high school students on the island of Oahu. Students who apply must attend high school near one of Hawaii Self Storage's five locations: Salt Lake, Pearl City, Kaimuki, Mililani, and Kapolei. Students who receive a scholarship will receive $1,000, renewable annually, toward their college education. At most, students may receive $4,000 for college over four years.

Hawaii Self Storage has been offering college scholarships since 2005, when it awarded seven scholarships. The scholarship program was designed to invest in Hawaii's future business leaders. [More]

Self Storage Association Accepting Applications for College Scholarships

by Kim Kilpatrick December 15, 2009 4:45 PM
The national Self Storage Association (SSA) has announced that its scholarship foundation, the Self Storage Association Foundation (SSAF), is accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. Scholarships will range in amounts from $2500 to $5000 per academic year. They can be used to pay for tuition, fees, course-related expenses such as books and laboratory materials, and for room and board.

To qualify for a scholarship from the SSAF, students must demonstrate financial need and must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a "C," or a 2.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 point scale. To demonstrate financial need, students should fill out the 2010-2011 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR). Applicants must also be employed by companies that are members of the Self Storage Association, or must be children or grandchildren of SSA member employees. Students should obtain the SSA member number for the self-storage facility with which they are associated, or contact the SSA for help in locating the member number. [More]