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Association Uses Scholarships to Boost Industry Image While Giving Back

July 12th, 2017 Comments off

SharingMHIndustryGoodNewsManufacturedHousingIndsutryResearchReportsWhen much of the news that hits the media about manufactured housing seems from the industry perspective to be biased or negative, it is refreshing when good news about the industry hits the ‘news wires.’

In February, MHProNews brought you information straight from First State Manufactured Housing Association (FSMHA) in Delaware about their $1,000 scholarship.

Their scholarship program has been one ways they like to “give back” to the community since 1999.

Since that year, FSMHA has awarded a total of $43,000 to 41 students, helping them pay for college tuition and expenses.

Unlike many scholarships, the Delaware manufactured housing association’s does not only look at things like GPA, essays and financial need.

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The most important requirement on the FSMHA application is that the recipient be a resident of Delaware, and that they have lived in a manufactured home for at least a year before submitting for the scholarship.

They encourage more than just high-school seniors to apply. They cheer current college students and adults of all ages with a high school diploma to go or return to college, so they may apply as well. It can be used for any 2-year or 4-year degrees at an accredited university, college or technical school.

Applicants may reapply for the scholarship each year – as evident by the fact that one of this year’s recipients was also awarded the First State MHA scholarship in 2016.

And the Winners Are…

See last year’s scholarship winners here.

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This year the four different students who were awarded the $1,000 scholarship were Brianna Boyd, Brandon Bazemont, Kyle Hammond and second-time recipient Eric Nielsen.

First State Goes Beyond Scholarships

Scholarships are not the only way that FSMHA is contributing to their community.

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For example, last Christmas season, they were able to donate over $3,000 worth of non-perishable food items collected to food banks in Kent and Sussex counties. They were able to do this mostly through the generosity of the members of the association, which is comprised of all kinds of manufactured home industry professionals including retailers, communities, transporters, lenders, insurance companies and repair services.

Such acts of kindness and are great examples of how this association and the manufactured home communities that make up much of the membership are giving back to their communities.

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Manufactured Home Resident Scholarships Due

February 14th, 2017 Comments off
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First State Manufactured Housing Association (FSMHA) tells MHProNews that applications for its four scholarship awards of up to $1,000 are due by 4:30 pm, Monday, March 6th.

To qualify, candidates must be legal residents of Delaware and residents of a manufactured home for at least one year prior to the application.

While many other scholarships only target high school seniors, the FSMHA scholarship is open to nontraditional students as well.

Past winners include parents, grandparents, young adults continuing their education and those returning after a hiatus. Award recipients are also eligible to reapply annually.

Candidates are evaluated on scholastic record, financial need, essay and personal/professional recommendations.

Scholarships can be used for any type of accredited two-or four-year degree program, or for any accredited training, licensing or certification program. Full-time enrollment, or full- or part-time enrollment of at least seven credits in an accredited program is also acceptable, and the free application for federal student aid must be completed.

Since 1999, the First State Manufactured Housing Association has provided $39,000.00 for 37 scholarships recipients.

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For more on the First State Manufactured Home Association, including their work in the community over the holidays, click here.

Our “A Breakfast With…” interview with FSMHA Executive Director Jen Allen is linked here. ##

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Manufactured Housing Association Delivers Christmas for Communities

December 23rd, 2016 Comments off
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In addition to working towards a solution to quality, affordable housing options for the U.S., the manufactured housing industry also has heart.

In Delaware, members of the First State Manufactured Housing Association donated generously to help make the 2016 holiday season more joyful.

According to the Cape Gazette, over $3,000 worth of nonperishable items were delivered to food banks around Kent and Sussex counties.

The generosity of the First State Manufactured Housing Association and its members made such a significant impact on the amount of nonperishable food that was donated to three local pantries through the Capital Holiday Celebration,” said Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Director of Special Events and Executive Assistant Cristal Brenneman.

The food drive is a wonderful opportunity to help make the holiday season a little brighter for many families in Kent County. We are very thankful for the support of community members like them.

First_State_Manufactured_Housing_Association postedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsIt’s become our tradition to participate in the food drives to benefit the communities we serve, and we are very thankful to our members who donate so generously to those less fortunate during the holiday season,” said Jen Allen, First State Manufactured Housing Association executive director.

 

Now is the perfect time for giving; the food drives will help stock the shelves of local food banks and provide support for many families in need.

After more than three decades of bringing the community together to help those in need, Caroling on The Circle continues to be a success, in part because of organizations like First State Manufactured Housing Association,” said Sussex County Administrator Todd F. Lawson. “We thank all our partners for their continued generosity and support of this program.

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Three Delaware Residents of Manufactured Homes Receive Scholarships

August 8th, 2016 Comments off

First_State_Manufactured_Housing_Association postedDailyBusinessNewsMHProNewsThe First State Manufactured Housing Association (FSMHA) in Delaware has chosen three finalists to receive the $3,000 in scholarship funds they donate each year to students who live in manufactured homes, according to what delawareonline tells MHProNews.

Eric Nielsen, a 2016 graduate of Milford Senior High School, will major in Government and International Politics with hopes of working abroad for the U. S. government. He was vice president of the National Honor Society and participated in several musical groups as well as cross country, bowling and the Academic Challenge Program. Eric lives in a manufactured home in Milford, DE.

Trevonte Cephas graduated from Sussex Technical High School in 2014 and is now majoring in marketing at Goldey-Beacon College. At Tech he participated in the Skills USA competition and is a member of a Christian organization, Students with a Purpose. As a member of the college’s student ambassador program, he gives tours of the campus to potential students. Trevonte is interning at a bank this summer for the third consecutive year. His family’s MH is in Bridgeville, DE.

Otoniel Perez, a Sussex Central High School graduate of 2014, is now majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware, where he will begin his junior year this fall. He participated in intramural sports at Sussex, and is now a member of Resources to Insure Successful Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and RAILE. Otoniel, who lives in an MH in the Sand Hills MHC in Georgetown, DE, intends to go into the automotive industry and design cars of the future.

Since 1999, the FSMHA has donated $39,000 to fund 37 scholarship recipients. ##

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First State MHA Offering Scholarships up to $1k

February 9th, 2016 Comments off

delaware--first_state_manufacturing_housing_association__creditOnce again, as MHProNews reported June 19, 2013, the First State Manufactured Housing Association (FSMHA) is offering four scholarships of up to $1,000 to residents of a manufactured home (MH) in Delaware. Applicants must be a resident of the state and have lived in an MH for at least one year.

There is no age limit for the candidates who will be evaluated by scholastic record, financial need, an essay and recommendations. The scholarship may be applied to any accredited two or four-year program, or to an accredited training or certification program.

According to harringtonjournal, full or part-time (at least seven credits) enrollment in an accredited program will be accepted. Deadline for submission is April 15, 2016. ##

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Delaware Association Bestows Scholarships on Students who Reside in Manufactured Homes

December 14th, 2015 Comments off

first_state_manufctured_housing_assocEvery year, the First State Manufactured Housing Association in Delaware donates a scholarship to a high school senior or graduate who has lived in a manufactured home in the state for at least one year, according to capegazette.villagesoup.

As MHProNews reported June 19, 2013, candidates are judged on their scholastic record, financial need, an essay and personal/professional recommendations. This year, the $1,500 award will be shared by two recipients.

Graduating in May from Cairn University in Langhorne, PA with a bachelor’s in secondary education, Bible studies and special ed certification, Rebecca Bryan participated in sports programs, and has been active in church youth groups, teaching Sunday School and working with a children’s program and a food pantry.

Bryan lives in Millsboro, DE and wants to be an educator, encouraging others to continue learning.

Hannah Shyrer graduated from Cape Henlopen High School this year, and now attends Delaware Technical Community College, initially majoring in communications and then biological sciences. At Henlopen she was involved in a variety of activities, including theatre, track and field, Quill and Scroll Honor Society, Gay Straight Alliance, newspaper, Video Game Design, Future Educators of America and marching band.

Hannah lives in a manufactured home near Lewes, DE and intends to become a biologist.

Since 1999, First State Manufactured Housing Association has awarded a total of $36,000 for 34 scholarships. The scholarships are administered by the Delaware Higher Education commission. ##

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Manufactured Home Organizations help Sponsor Annual Food Drive

December 8th, 2015 Comments off

Delaware_Sussex_County_food_drive__St_michaels_catholic_church_childrens_choir_sings_Spanish_carolContinuing a tradition, as MHProNews reported Dec 12, 2014, the Delaware Manufactured Homeowners Association and the First State Manufactured Housing Association teamed up with other organizations, schools and businesses in Sussex County to sponsor the 32nd annual Caroling on the Circle in Georgetown.

Over 400 carolers gathered in the downtown area to sing traditional Christmas songs in English and Spanish to kick off the holiday season in Sussex County, and collect food to help those in need, according to sussexcountpost.

The event this year brought in over 20,000 canned goods and non-perishable items that will be donated to 15 area pantries, shelters and church organizations for distribution within Sussex County.

County Administrator Todd F. Lawson said, Once again, the Sussex County community has shown an endless outpouring of compassion and goodwill for their neighbors in need. So many of our citizens will enjoy a brighter holiday because of the support from those who helped make this year’s Caroling on The Circle food drive another tremendous success.

The collection will continue thru Dec. 31, 2015. Since the food drive began in 1984 as part of the Delaware First Initiative, the community has donated over 670,000 food items to feed the need. ##

(Photo credit: sussexcountypost–The St. Michael’s Catholic Church Children’s Choir sings a Spanish carol at the annual Caroling on the Circle food drive.)

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Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association and First State Manufactured Housing Association team up for Christmas Charity

December 12th, 2014 Comments off

sussex-county=credit=caroling_on-circle_14-posted-daily-business-news-mhpronews-Even on a raw, rainy night, the community once again has come together to show its holiday spirit and tremendous generosity to help those who are less fortunate,” County Administrator Todd F. Lawson said. “So many families in this community will have a brighter holiday thanks to the kindness of their neighbors.” So reports the Delaware NewsZap to the Daily Business News about a heartwarming effort that united many groups to benefit the needy for Christmas.

Among the groups that participated were the Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association and First State Manufactured Housing Association team up for Christmas Charity.

Started some 31 years ago, “Caroling on The Circle” is a way Georgetown in Sussex County, Delaware food pantries get filled for the giving season. 15 shelters and food pantries benefit, so they in turn can serve others, because of this event. ##

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Food Pantries Stocked by Delaware’s Manufactured Housing Association

January 1st, 2014 Comments off

Members of First State Manufactured Housing Association (FSMHA) of Delaware donated thousands of dollars worth of food items to restock food pantries in Sussex and Kent Counties, according to capegazette.villagesoup.com. Held in conjunction with Caroling on the Circle in Georgetown DE, Todd F. Lawson, Sussex County administrator, says, “Caroling on The Circle brings out all that is good in our community, from our residents, businesses, schools, and organizations like First State Manufactured Housing Association.” Cristal Brenneman of Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce also expressed gratitude for the food. “We really appreciate this amazing donation; it truly made a difference in what we were able to present to the pantries this year,” she said. First State Manufactured Housing Association Executive Jen Allen said, “I am very proud that our members appreciate the value of sharing and are so willing to give back to our communities. I truly cannot think of a better way to bring us all together in the spirit of this beautiful season than by sharing what we have with those who are less fortunate.” As MHProNews reported Dec. 10, 2012, FSMHA has helped supply food pantries in DE in previous holiday seasons.

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