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NAHRO Merit College Scholarship/NAHRO-LDG Scholars Program - Deadline - Contact Regional Representative
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 - Deadline - January Annually
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. 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 their 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) - Nan McKay has offered significant financial support to PHADA's scholarship program and has elected to reward one deserving youth with a $5,000 scholarship. PHADA appreciates their commitment to serving the needs of public housing residents and the community.

WVAHA Scholarship Program
The West Virginia Association of Housing Authorities (WVAHA) sets aside money each year for scholarships that can be used by high school graduates, current college students, and those wanting to return to school. The scholarship program was founded in 1984 to provide higher education opportunities for low-income housing residents and employee dependents. Scholarships may be used for any two or four-year program at an accredited college, university, or technical school. These scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other academic-related supplies, as well as for room/board and transportation expenses related to school.