Application submission for The Tim DeWitt HARVEST Education Foundation scholarship for the 2023/2024 academic year is now closed. Applications for the 2024/2025 academic year will be posted in February 2024.      

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

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

Scholarship Information

What types of scholarships 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.