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Scholarship Programs

Is there a student in your home that is a graduating HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR who is preparing to enter college?

Is there a COLLEGE STUDENT in your home who needs financial assistance to remain in school?

Are you wondering how are you going to pay for their college education? 

If you answered "yes", please encourage your students to apply for these scholarships especially for scholars who are living in Public or Assisted housing (Section 8).


NAHRO Merit College Scholarship/NAHRO-LDG Scholars Program 

  • Three (3) $12,000 scholarships over four years to assist with tuition and fees which will also include:
  • $3,000 a year for up to three years, as a summer internship stipend
  • Networking opportunities with business and community leaders 

Applicants must submit an essay of 750-1,000 words to answer the following questions: "Where do you see yourself in the next four years and how will this scholarship help you achieve those goals?" and "What are you doing now to achieve those goals?"


PHADA Scholarship Programs

Is there a student in your home that is a graduating HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR who is preparing to enter college? Are you wondering how are you going to pay for their college education?  If you answered "yes", please encourage your student to apply for these scholarships especially for seniors living in Public or Assisted housing (Section 8).  

Three scholarships will be awarded:

Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship ($7,000) will be awarded at the PHADA Annual Convention and Exhibition. The winner will also receive a trip for him/herself and one parent/guardian to attend the convention. 

Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship ($5,000) - Students must submit a personal essay (350-500 words) demonstrating your efforts and achievements in furthering the values of the civil rights movement. Explain why the cause is still relevant in communities today and how they relate to your educational goals. Include any relevant volunteer experiences and community involvement activities relating to advancing the cause of civil rights.

Nan McKay Pathway to Achievement Scholarship ($5,000)

The scholarships will be awarded by the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) which is an organization of 1900 housing authorities across the United States. PHADA also serves as an advocate before the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on a variety of regulations governing public housing nationwide.

To apply for the scholarships, students must be a high school senior and living in Public Housing or a Section 8 assisted home and have at least a "B" average. All scholarships require an essay (350-500 words) addressing the topic: "How my public housing and high school experiences have influenced my life?"

All application materials must be turned into the HASBARCO no later than January 8th annually.

Please contact HASBARCO to request an application packet.


HAI Group Resident Scholarship Program

This year, 20 people will be awarded scholarships valued at $6,000 each. Students may be awarded a scholarship for up to four consecutive years.

Entry forms must be submitted by April 30th annually. Completed entries will be placed into a drawing to be held on or about May 3rd annually.

To apply, please go to www.housingcenter.com/scholarships

Questions? Contact us


If you are interested in applying for these scholarship opportunities, please contact us for an application packet. An interview may be required with HASBARCO to assist us in the selection process.

If you need additional information or assistance completing the applications, please contact HASBARCO.