David Brodsky, Russell Scholfield and the Moving & Storage Institute Scholarship Program
One of the ways the MSI fulfills its mission is through the annual awarding of scholarships from the David Brodsky, Russell Schofield and MSI Scholarship Program. Since its inception, nearly $200,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students interested in pursuing a business career in or related to the household goods moving and storage industry. Traditional academic scholarships benefit the children, families and employees of AMSA members throughout the U.S., who are pursuing a two or four-year degree from a domestic accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.
The MSI also awards scholarships to participants in AMSA’s Leaders Program, an intensive course of study designed to prepare mid and senior level managers to assume leadership roles within their company and the industry. Leaders Program scholarships benefit employees of small AMSA member moving and storage companies, defined as those earning less than $3 million in annual gross revenues. Scholarships cover half the program tuition (to be matched by employer) and a portion of expenses related to attending program seminar and graduation ceremony at AMSA’s Annual Education Conference & Expo.
The David Brodsky, Russell Schofield and Moving & Storage Institute (MSI) Scholarship Program awards scholarships to deserving students planning to pursue a course of study that would make an impact on the moving and storage industry. The program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, the nation’s largest nonprofit, private sector scholarship and educational support organization. Selection is made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin.
All applications must be sponsored by a moving and storage company, van line, van line agent or supplier to the moving and storage industry. The sponsoring company must be a member in good standing of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA). Applicants who wish to be eligible for MSI scholarships that are funded by the National Association of Independent Truckers (NAIT) must be sponsored by a domestic moving and storage company operating in the United States, who is also a member in good standing of AMSA. Eligible applicants include:
- Employees of an independent moving and storage company, van line, van line agent, or supplier to the industry; and/or
- Children, grandchildren, or spouse of an employee; and/or
- Children, grandchildren or spouse of an independent contractor affiliated with an independent moving and storage company, van line, and/or van line agent.
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to enroll or a student already enrolled in a domestic, accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational or technical school, with the intent of pursuing a program in business administration, accounting, or other curricula related to the moving and storage industry.
All applicants are responsible for meeting all entrance requirements and securing admission to an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational/technical institution. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If awarded a scholarship, recipients must enroll in a full-time course of study no later than the fall term of the year of the awarding of the scholarship.
MSI scholarships are awarded for tuition purposes for undergraduate study. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000, though the number and amount may vary from year to year. Awards are made payable to the student’s school and mailed to the recipient’s home address.
Application and Contact Information
Interested students must complete the attached application and mail it along with a current, complete official transcript of grades to Scholarship Management Services. Online transcripts are acceptable if student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken, are printed. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 20. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, it is important to answer all questions as completely as possible. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America.
Selection of Recipients
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, goals and aspirations stated in the application, unusual personal or family circumstances, financial need, and an outside appraisal. Scholarship America will provide a list of the top ten finalists to the MSI. The Trustees of the Moving & Storage Institute will determine the final number of recipients and award amounts.
Applicants will be notified by early May. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Scholarship recipients will be limited to no more than two annual scholarships during their course of study.
Recipients have no obligation to AMSA or the MSI. Awardees are required to supply Scholarship Management Services with complete transcripts when requested and to notify Scholarship Management Services of any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information.