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Back to School


If you’re college bound—or have someone in your family who is—you don’t want to miss this opportunity. Inside Self- Storage has reinstated its educational scholarship program. Five worthy recipients will each be given $2,000 toward tuition at the college or university of their choice. The scholarships aren’t just for youngsters heading off to college for the first time, either. ISS encourages interested parties of all ages to apply.

When ISS first hosted the scholarship program in 2000, it received hundreds of applications. The scholarship board narrowed the applicant pool to six candidates ranging from age 18 to 44. The winners, all somehow affiliated with the self-storage industry, came from all walks of life. Three of the six were recent high-school graduates. One was a young mother in her early twenties continuing her education. The other two awardees were self-storage employees looking to enhance their careers. Their goals were equally varied. One winner’s objective was to become a doctor; another woman planned to become an engineer.

To Apply


expects the pool of contenders to be bigger than ever this year, as the self-storage industry continues to grow and prosper. The application process is very simple. To qualify, applicants must be at least 17 years of age; show proof of at least one-year affiliation with the self-storage industry; and plan to attend a college or university in 2005. Only one entry per family will be accepted. Employees and families of Virgo Publishing Inc., Universal Insurance Facilities Ltd. and Taurus Publishing are not eligible.

Applications must be received no later than Sept. 1. They may be submitted via fax to 480.281.6038; by e-mail to; or by mail to Inside Self-Storage Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 40079, Phoenix, AZ 85067-0079. All submissions should be typed or very clearly printed. Proof of a minimum one-year affiliation with the storage industry must be submitted with the application. This could come in the form of a pay stub from a storage company, a W-2 form, or a signed letter from an employer on company letterhead (no originals please, as documents will not be returned).

The scholarship committee will select winners by Dec. 31. All recipients will be notified in writing by Jan. 30, 2005. A formal announcement will be made at the Inside Self-Storage Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Feb. 23-25, 2005.

Best of luck to all candidates!

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