MHS Lift Scholarship Recipient Tamiah Williams, 18, of Camden, proudly displays a Rowan University sweatshirt she received in recognition of her full scholarship. Williams plans to study biology at Rowan University in the fall. Pictured: Brothers Brett Levin (left) and Andy Levin (far right) of MHS Lift, and Joseph Delgado, senior director of development, William G. Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University.
MHS Lift Awards Third-Annual College Scholarship to Camden Teen
Boys & Girls Club of Camden County Member to Study at Rowan University
PENNSAUKEN, NJ — MHS Lift, a national provider of warehousing and distribution solutions, recently revealed that 18-year-old Camden resident Tamiah Williams is the fourth recipient in three years to be awarded the MHS Lift Scholarship Fund, a full scholarship to Rowan University.
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, provides full academic support, including books, room and board, to a Camden high school graduate entering Rowan in the fall. The student must also be an active member of the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County (BGCCC), a full-time resident of Camden, and have demonstrated financial need. The Fund’s first recipient was Amir King, Jr. Last year, the scholarship was divided among two Camden teens, Julianna Hilton and Jessica Rodriguez.
Williams, who will graduate from Urban Promise Academy this spring, has been actively involved with the BGCCC’s after-school program for seven years, where her favorite activities have been the DASH Program and a teen Cooking Class. A standout student and Club member, Williams was also recognized as the BGCCC’s 2021 Youth of the Year.
“Tamiah Williams is an outstanding young woman and my brother Brett and I could not be happier to help her achieve her dream of attending Rowan University,” said Andy Levin, president of MHS Lift. “Personally and professionally, my brother and I have always been huge supporters of BGCCC and the work and programs they do for the children of Camden. We at MHS Lift are just pleased to be a small part of their larger goal.”
Once the shock of winning wore off, Williams shared the happy news with her dad, with whom she cried “tears of joy” over this “amazing opportunity.”
“This (scholarship) opportunity will help me in a lot of ways in the future,” Williams said. “Instead of having to worry about where I’m going to find the money to pay for my four years of college, I can now focus on just going to school and enjoying this new journey. Plus, this will also allow me to start saving up money for grad school and any other class and course I may need to take.”
“What Brett and Andy and MHS Lift are doing for students such as Tamiah Williams is not just an example of humble generosity, but a life-altering gift for students who otherwise may never have had the chance to continue on to higher education,” said Joseph Delgado, senior director of development, William G. Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University Williams will be the first in her family to go to college. She plans to study biology with a long-term ambition of focusing on animal health.