Announcing the EZstorit “Self Storage Employee Scholarship” Recipient

24 is pleased to announce the recipients to our second annual “ Self Storage Employee Scholarship”! has been offering its “ Get Ahead Scholarship” to college students since 2016 and last year created an addition scholarship for self-storage employees; the “ Self Storage Employee Scholarship”.

This industry specific scholarship is for self-storage employees as well as their immediate family members.

Self-storage employees and family members within the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada were able to apply for this scholarship as well as our other scholarship the EZstorit Get Ahead Scholarship.

It was very difficult to make a choice for this year’s recipient from the over 400 Self Storage Employee Scholarship applications. Therefore, the committee decided to award this scholarship to two deserving students.

Let us introduce you to the 2021 Self-Storage Employee Scholarship awardees: Jonathan Herberger and MiKayla McGuire.

Jonathan Herberger,
whose mother is an employee of Anchor Self Storage in Clover, South Carolina, attends Coastal Carolina University as a senior. Jonathan is pursuing a Business Degree and hopes to graduate this December.
Jonathan’s has a passion for going to the gym and working out and has aspirations to one day managing or own a gym of his own.

MiKayla McGuire, an Accounting Specialist at U-Store-It in Macomb, Illinois is a sophomore at Western Illinois University. MiKayla is pursuing an Accounting degree but is already putting lessons learned in daily life at her job at U-Store-It.

In addition to work and school, MiKayla is also a member of the WIU’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars and holds t he volunteer position of treasurer. During free time, MiKayla relaxes by spending time outdoors hiking and kayaking.

“We are just delighted to award these outstanding students $500 towards their education expenses”, states Lee Preston, Director of Marketing and Promotion. “We have been very fortunate that our business has grown significantly this year and able to increase our annual scholarship offerings to include more students, a total of 4. Our business could not have grown had it not be for our storage partners. Today more than ever, online marketing is important especially for the smaller, independent storage operators. Online marketing is expensive and we try to even the playing field by offering affordable monthly rates. Within the platform, self-storage facilities even ones without websites can offer touch-less online reservations” she added. The annual Self Storage Employee Scholarship is another way they support the self-storage industry. has been offering its “ Get Ahead Scholarship” to college students since 2016 and 2020 was the first year of the “EZstorit Self Storage Employee Scholarship”. This year, between both the EZstorit Self-Storage Employee Scholarship and the EZstorit Get Ahead Scholarship, we have awarded a total of 4 scholarships.
We look forward to continuing to invest in students and receiving applications for both of our annual scholarships beginning in March 2022.

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