MHS Lift Sending Two Camden Sisters to Rowan University Through Fourth-Annual Scholarship
MHS Lift, a national provider of warehousing and distribution solutions, recently announced that two Camden residents are the 2022 recipients of the company’s MHS Lift Scholarship Fund, a full scholarship to Rowan University. Sisters Emani Baines, 23, and Essence Holman, 19, will both start at Rowan in the fall.
Established in 2019 by Andy and Brett Levin, brothers and co-owners of MHS Lift, the MHS Lift Scholarship Fund, in partnership with Rowan University, is awarded to Camden students who are active members of the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County (BGCCC) and have demonstrated financial need.
“My brother Brett and I are proud to partner with Rowan University and the BGCCC to ensure that students like Emani and Essence have the opportunity to earn a degree debt-free,” said Andy Levin, president of MHS Lift.
Baines, who graduated from Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School in 2017 and later attended Rowan College of South Jersey, has been an active member of the BGCCC and currently serves as a Youth Development Professional and head of the teen program. She plans to major in early childhood education. Holman, who graduated from Camden Academy Charter High School in 2020, originally joined BGCCC’s job-ready program at the age of 14 and now plans to major in journalism.
“Emani and Essence are not only stellar students, but also role models for their younger peers at the BGCCC. They are both deserving recipients of this scholarship,” said Brett Levin, vice president of MHS Lift.
The staggered MHS Lift Scholarship Fund was designed to pay for full tuition, room, board and book costs throughout a student’s education at Rowan. Recipients of the renewable scholarship are determined by Rowan’s Division of Strategic Enrollment Management.
“Each year the exceptional generosity of Brett, Andy and MHS Lift is rewarding the hard work and experience of deserving recipients,” said Joseph Delgado, senior director of development, William G. Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University. “They are providing life-changing access to higher education so that students like Emani and Essence are able to pursue their dreams.”
Both Baines and Holman say they understand the magnitude of the scholarship. “This will absolutely help my future goals, because I know for sure I will not be in debt, and I will be financially stable,” said Holman.
Added Baines, “[Now] I have the opportunity to finish my education and get a bachelor’s degree in education. In the process I've learned it doesn't matter if it takes you longer than someone else to succeed. It only matters that you don't quit. Words cannot explain how thankful I am to be selected for this scholarship!”
About MHS Lift
MHS Lift is a leading provider of warehousing and distribution solutions to increase productivity and operational efficiency. Since its inception over 50 years ago, the second-generation family-owned company led by brothers Andy and Brett Levin, has grown from a regional purveyor of equipment into a comprehensive material handling system design and integration house with successful implementations across North America. MHS Lift provides warehouse optimization, fleet management, new and used forklifts, aerial equipment, personnel carriers, rental and parts and maintenance. Its diverse client base includes food, manufacturing and retail, ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies. To meet its growing customer base, the company has office locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Tennessee and California. For more information, visit www.MHSLift.com.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County
The Boys & Girls Club of Camden County is helping local children and teens realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens – to BE GREAT. The Club provides educational support, mentoring, access to technology, swimming, and career exploration among its many programs and activities. Find out more today – check out www.begreatcamden.org or follow the Club on Facebook (Boys & Girls Club of Camden County) and Twitter (@BGCCamden).
About Rowan University
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified national doctoral research institution dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education. It offers bachelor’s through doctoral programs to 19,600 students through its campuses in Glassboro, Camden and Stratford, New Jersey. Home to Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it is one of only three universities in the nation to grant both M.D. and D.O. medical degrees. In addition, Rowan comprises the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; the colleges of Education; Humanities & Social Sciences; Performing Arts; and Science & Mathematics; the School of Health Professions; the School of Earth & Environment and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Rowan is collaborating with regional leaders to create research and academic programs in health sciences. It has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education and developing public-private partnerships.