When is the Scholarship Awarded?
The application form is made available every November and the deadline for submission is normally Mid to Late March.
Who is Eligible?
•Applicant must be the child of an employee of a PHA in good membership standing.
•Guardianship relationships will be considered on a case-by-case basis
•This scholarship is not for children of commissioners or residents.
•Applicant must be a graduating high school senior
•Applicant must be a U. S. Citizen.
•Applicant must have demonstrated excellence in the areas of academics, extracurricular school activities and community service.
How Much is the Scholarship?
The number of scholarships is determined each fall by the Scholarship Committee, based on the THA annual budget. The minimum amount is $4000.
What Must be in the Application Package
•Letter of introduction from the PHA executive director or the parent’s immediate housing authority supervisor confirming the applicant’s eligibility
•Completed application form
•TYPED Essay (minimum 500 words) describing how this scholarship will influence your future.
•Three (3) letters of recommendation
- one personal (someone who knows you outside of school and work)
- two from community organizations, churches, supervisors and/or teachers
•Letters from each organization for whom you performed community service during your four years of high school, indicating activity(ies) and number of hours volunteered.
•Certified transcript of grades INCLUDING FIRST HALF OF SENIOR YEAR or a letter from the school stating that this information is not yet available to the student.
•The application asks for size of graduating class, class rank and ACT and/or SAT scores. THIS INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED or a letter from the school stating that this information is not yet available to the student.
How are the Applications Rated?
Applications are rated by the Scholarship Committee on a 100 point scale, as follows:
•application form: 15 points maximum
•essay: 25 points maximum
•recommendation letters: 10 points maximum
•grade point average: 20 points maximum
•extracurricular activities and honors: 15 points maximum
•community service: 15 points maximum