Update 8/28/20 – EZstorit.com announced the recipient of its Self Storage Employee Scholarship. After reviewing more than 400 applications, the scholarship committee chose Marissa Gorjizadeh, an employee of Storage Inn Self Storage in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
In addition to pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University, Gorjizadeh is a bodybuilding competitor. Her leadership skills and academic excellence helped her stand out from other applicants, according to an EZstorit press release. “We are just delighted to award Marissa this scholarship and $1,000 toward her education expenses,” Preston said.
2/19/20 – EZstorit.com, an online directory that helps consumers find and choose self-storage facilities in North America, has launched a scholarship program for self-storage employees and their immediate family members. The “EZstorit.com Self Storage Employee Scholarship” will award one recipient $1,000 to help cover costs associated with pursuit of higher education at an eligible college, university or technical school in Canada, Puerto Rico or the United States, according to a press release.
The online application portal will be open March 5 to July 25, and there’s no fee to apply. The winner will be contacted via e-mail and announced on EZstorit.com in mid-August.
“The self-storage industry has been good to us. Just like college can be costly, so can online marketing. We pride ourselves in offering affordable, nationwide online-marketing options for the self-storage industry, especially independent operators,” said Lee Preston, director of marketing and promotion.
EZstorit.com is also partnering with Campus Storage to offer valet-storage pickup and return service at select schools. Students can sign up at EZstorit.com to schedule service or order packing and moving supplies.
EZstorit.com also provides college grants outside the self-storage industry through its “EZstorit.com Get Ahead Scholarship” program, which was launched in 2016.
Founded in 2015, EZstorit.com and its affiliate sites—cheapstorageunits.com, EZstorit.ca and storitez.com—allows customers to compare facility amenities and reserve units. It offers flat-rate pricing for self-storage owners who wish their facilities to be listed on the sites, the release stated.