RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

ELIGIBILITY

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).

AUSTIN PATHWAYS HACA SCHOLARSHIP

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. 

HACA’S HOUSING RELATED SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for 2022

Texas NAHRO Scholarship –DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2022. HACA Residents must request the required Housing Agency Certification signed by the HACA Executive Director no later than Monday, February 7, 2022 so that HACA can obtain the Verification Certification signature and return the form to you before the deadline. Please email barbaraj@hacanet.org for more information.

 

Austin Pathways HACA Scholarship – Deadline: March 31, 2022.

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 25, 2022

HACA Residents must request the required Agency Certification form signed by the HACA Executive Director no later than March 15, 2022 so that HACA can obtain the Certification signature and return the form to you before the deadline. Please email barbaraj@hacanet.org 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 will open on Monday, February 7, 2022, and we will accept applications until 4 p.m. EST on Friday, April 29, 2022. The electronic application will be available on the HAI group webpage starting February 7.

 

Email scholarship@housingcenter.com with any questions.

The TAAHP scholarships – 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). To learn more go HERE.

 

PBRA residents eligible that live at the following properties:

·       Georgian

·       Northloop

·       Northgate

·       Shadowbend

·       Manchaca Village

·       Gaston

·       Goodrich

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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

2022 NAHMA Educational Foundation Application – Deadline May 12, 10 p.m. Eastern, 2022

The NAHMA Educational Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded to worthy student residents in 2022. To access the application, visit https://nahma.communityforce.com. It can also be found on the NAHMA website at www.nahma.org by clicking on the Educational Foundation link under the About Us tab. The deadline for completed applications is 10 p.m. Eastern on Friday, May 12. In 2020, 80% of applicants filing a completed application received a scholarship resulting in the foundation awarding 108 scholarships worth a total of $270,000.

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 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.

MexAustin Scholarship 

Applicants will be required to complete a FAFSA or TASFA application​ and write two essays. The scholarship application will also ask students to provide two professional references and provide a resume.

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