$5.2 million in grants to residents since 1991
One of the strongest incentives for success among our organization is that we understand that the more we move forward, the more we can give back. We are a company of big hearts with a unique connection and commitment to our residents, co-workers, and communities.
Meet Sofia Downing
One of Our 2018 Scholarship Winners
Our scholarship program is just one of the many ways we are able to "Lift Lives". We want to thank our 2017 sponsors who share this commitment and so generously support our efforts. We are looking forward to expanding and growing this scholarship program. Want to brighten your day? Take a moment to look a video profile of a scholarship winner and meet some exceptional people who call a Michaels community home.
Matriculating students in good standing academically at a community college, college, university or trade/technical school and residing at an apartment community in which Michaels has an ownership interest are eligible to apply. In addition to their transcripts and financial information to determine need, the application process requires applicants to submit a 400 word essay or a video that reflects their most positive qualities, aspirations, their chosen field of study and extra-curricular activities.
Check your property’s website for important dates regarding your submission. In addition to deadlines, your property’s website will be the portal for detailed information on the applications process and related forms.
The Michaels Organization Educational Foundation has awarded more than 6.9 million dollars in scholarships over the past 25 years to residents living at affordable. military, and student living communities.
Serving over 40,000 children, adults, and seniors facing adversity across the country.
Better Tomorrows is a non-profit organization that gives individuals, families, and neighborhoods the services and support they need to realize their potential and overcome the effects of generational poverty.
Before becoming a non-profit organization in 2013, Better Tomorrows was incubated as the award-winning resident services department of The Michaels Organization’s affordable housing management company. Today, Better Tomorrows currently provides supportive services to residents at nearly 100 properties throughout the Michaels portfolio, with programs that foster economic stability, educational success, healthy lifestyles, and strong communities.
University Student living, as a company of The Michaels Organization, continues to actively support Better Tomorrows’ mission as a strategic partner and through sponsorships.