SSA Foundation ScholarshipThe Self Storage Association Foundation (SSAF) of the Self Storage Association is pleased to announce that applications for the Self Storage Association Foundation Scholarship Program have been accepted from qualified individuals who will be attending postsecondary school in the 2015-2016 academic year.  


The SSA Foundation Scholarship Program provides scholarship awards of up to $5000 toward postsecondary education tuition and fees. This is a need-based scholarship program for students with at least a "C" cumulative average or 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 point scale.

Recipients must be employees (or their children / grand children) of companies which are direct members of the Self Storage Association (national). Eligibility requirements also include a demonstration of integrity within school and /or workplace and documented pursuit of meaningful education at an accredited postsecondary education institution.

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Eligibility Requirements

  1. The applicant must be a citizen of the United States
  2. The applicant must be an employee of an SSA Direct Member company, or the applicant’s father, mother, stepparent, legal guardian, or grandparent must be an employee of an SSA Direct Member company. The successful applicant must maintain the qualifying SSA membership status throughout the duration of the award. Individuals or family members of individuals involved in the scholarship selection process or major donors to the scholarship fund are not eligible to receive a scholarship.
  3. The applicant must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of "C" or a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  4. The applicant must demonstrate integrity within school and/or workplace
  5. The applicant must demonstrate financial need as documented by 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report(SAR)
  6. During the scholarship award period, applicants who are current employees of SSA direct member companies must be enrolled for at least 6 credits at an accredited postsecondary education institution. Employees’ children/grandchildren who are applicants must be enrolled for at least 12 credits(full time) at an accredited postsecondary education institution.
  7. The applicant must submit the application and all required documentation electronically as instructed and by the deadline. Applications must be received by midnight Eastern Time, MAY 1, 2015 to be considered for the 2015-2016 SSAF Scholarship Award.


Applicants selected as award recipients will be notified in July.


Scholarships range up to $5000 per academic year. All disbursements are pending proof of enrollment and will be made directly to the recipient’s academic institution on an annual basis.

Scholarships are  to  be used only for tuition, fees, course-related expenses, and room and board.

The recipient must maintain a good conduct standing and a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA. Should a recipient fall below the required 2.0 GPA , drop out between semester disbursements, or lower credits from the amount required for the scholarship, the recipient  forfeits the remainder of the scholarship.

A portion of the  scholarship may be considered taxable by the IRS. The recipient is responsible for any tax liability incurred as a result of the award.

Application Deadline

The application period will close on May 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 Scholarship Award. Download application here.

Download Scholarship Recommendation Form here

The SSA Foundation will not discriminate against any person in the selection process on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, or national origin.


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