The HACA Austin Pathways Resident Scholarship was designed in 2001 to inspire and support HACA residents and Housing Choice Voucher participants planning to attend an institution of higher education. The scholarship serves as a vehicle of hope to individuals who desire to further their education and work toward self-sufficiency.


Applicants for a scholarship must be:

  • A current HACA public or subsidized housing resident or Housing Choice Voucher participant.
  • A graduating high school senior or already have a high school diploma/GED.
  • Currently attending or planning to attend a college, university, technical school, or other post-secondary school.

Note: If you are currently attending or have previously attended a post-secondary school, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater (transfer credits are not considered in this GPA).


The Austin Pathways HACA Resident Scholarship is supported by Austin Pathways, as well as other nonprofit HACA subsidiaries. The scholarships are available annually on a competitive basis, and the award amount varies from year to year, depending on the availability of funds. 

Scholarship opportunities are typically posted in January for funding available in the fall of the same year. 


Texas NAHRO Scholarship

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 16, 2024. HACA Residents must request the required Housing Agency Certification signed by the HACA Executive Director no later than Monday, February 5, 2024 so that HACA can obtain the Verification Certification signature and return the form to you before the deadline. The Texas NARHO Scholarship is only open to graduating high school seniors. Please email for more information.

Austin Pathways HACA Scholarship – Deadline: April 1, 2024.

Open to all HACA Public Housing/PBRA and HCV residents with HS diploma or GED and graduating high school seniors who are interested in attending college or vocational school.  Applicants must be in good standing with their lease. Awards are based on available funds (usually 30+ scholarships of $500 – $3000 each). For the Austin Pathways Scholarship Application, click HERE.

Southwest NAHRO Scholarship – Deadline: March 22, 2024

HACA Residents must request the required Agency Certification form signed by the HACA Executive Director no later than March 13, 2024 so that HACA can obtain the Certification signature and return the form to you before the deadline. Please email for more information.  The SWRC NAHRO annually awards scholarships totaling more than $10,000.00.  Scholarship awards are available to public housing residents, participants in rental assistance or similar programs, both heads of household and other family members, and children of staff working for a member agency.

HAI Group’s Resident Scholarship Program The 2024 Resident Scholarship Program will launch on Monday, February 5, 2024. Information regarding the application deadline is not yet available.  The electronic application will be available on the HAI group webpage starting February 5, 2024.

Email with any questions.

Scholarship Application period opens February 15, 2024

PBRA residents of Tax Credit properties and HCV residents of AAHC’s Tax Credit properties are eligible to apply (with additional requirements per the scholarship). PBRA residents of Tax Credit properties and HCV residents of AAHC’s Tax Credit properties are eligible to apply (with additional requirements per the scholarship). For more information, please visit the TAAHP Scholarship website.

PBRA residents eligible that live at the following properties:

  • Georgian
  • Northloop
  • Northgate
  • Shadowbend
  • Manchaca Village
  • Gaston
  • Goodrich
  • Chalmers


Section 8 (HCV) Voucher holders eligible that live at the following communities:

  • Pointe at Ben White
  • Villages of Ben White
  • Harris Branch Senior
  • Reserve at Springdale
  • Urban Oaks Apartments
  • Bridge at Harris Ridge
  • Studios at ThinkEAST
  • Commons at Goodnight
  • Bridge at Cameron
  • Park at Summers Grove
  • Oaks on North Plaza
  • Woodway Village
  • Franklin Park

2024 NAHMA Educational Foundation Scholarship Application – released on February 12, 2024

The NAHMA Educational Foundation has selected 111 student residents to receive scholarships this year. Each scholarship is worth $3,500; the total scholarship money awarded for 2023 is $388,500. Additionally, $2,000 will be donated to the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management at Virginia Tech for scholarships for students pursuing their bachelor’s degree in property management.

For additional information about the NAHMA Scholarship Program, please contact Dr. Bruce W. Johnson at

NLHA Applications

The National Leased Housing Association (NLHA) Education Fund is seeking applications for its resident scholarship program. The NLHA Education Fund was formed by the National Leased Housing Association in 2007 to provide educational assistance to residents of federally assisted rental housing.

The Education Fund will provide scholarships on behalf eligible individuals living in privately owned federally assisted housing which includes project-based rental assistance, LIHTC or Section 8 voucher recipients following four distinctive roads to higher education, three named in memory of long-time housing advocates. Funds are provided directly to the college/school for tuition assistance on behalf of successful applicants upon confirmation of need. Applicants may only apply under one of the following categories:

The AIR Gives Opportunity Scholarship – This scholarship is designed to assist college freshmen or returning undergraduates.

The Bill Gandert Memorial Vocational Scholarship – This scholarship program is directed to graduating high school seniors interested in studying a specific trade (electrician; nurse; plumber; medical assistant; hair stylist; paramedic; etc.)

The Mary Lou Manzie Memorial Scholarship – Assistance will be provided to benefit nontraditional students (students who have been out of high school for at least three years) in pursuing an associates or undergraduate degree.

The Neil Churchill Memorial Scholarship – is provided to those eligible applicants who are seeking to complete graduate level coursework.

In order to encourage academic excellence and community responsibility among high school students, PHADA has implemented a scholarship program for graduating seniors who are preparing to enter college. PHADA will award three scholarships to deserving youth currently residing in a PHADA member agency.

  • Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship (One scholarship available: $7,000)
  • Civil Rights and Social Justice Scholarship (One scholarship available: $5,000)
  • Nan McKay Pathway to Achievement Scholarship (One scholarship available: $5,000)

For more information and to apply please visit the PHADA Scholarship  website.


Additional Information

Other scholarship Opportunities

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Scholarship –  NDLC offers annual scholarships and awards that celebrate the work and achievements of those students and leaders working to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 with learning and attention issues. Students must have a documented learning disability (LD) and/or ADHD.

The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over two years) awarded to a student who will be enrolled in a two-year community college, a vocational or technical training program, or a specialized program for students with LD and/or ADHD in the fall.

The application deadline for the 2023 scholarships is Wednesday, April 5.


The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year over four years) for a student who will be enrolled in a full-time bachelor’s degree program in the fall. The application deadline for the 2023 scholarships is Wednesday, April 5.

Apply at until April 30, 2022. This application includes multiple scholarship opportunities including the MexAustin Scholarship – Applications will close April 30, 2022.