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NAHRO Merit College Scholarship / NAHRO-LDG Scholars Program
The NAHRO Merit College Scholarship Program awards a one-time payment of $1,000 each to eight scholars, one from each NAHRO region, who are pursuing their first post-secondary degree. Three NAHRO Merit College Scholarship Program winners will be selected by the NAHRO Scholarship Committee to become a part of the NAHRO-LDG Scholars Program.

The NAHRO-LDG Scholars Program is a 10-year venture that will provide $1 million in scholarships and internship opportunities to low-income students from around the country and is funded by the award-winning multi-family housing developer, LDG Development.

In addition to the one-time scholarship provided through the NAHRO Merit College Scholarship, NAHRO-LDG Scholars will receive:

  • A $12,000 scholarship distributed over four years to assist with tuition and university-affiliated housing expenses.
  • An opportunity to earn up to $9,000 in stipends for summer internships and other approved activities that support the student's academic matriculation.
  • Networking opportunities with business and community leaders.

For more information, please visit NAHRO

Deadline: Contact Regional Representative

PHADA Scholarship Program
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) - The winner 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.

For more information, please visit PHADA or call PHADA at 202.546.5445

Deadline: January (Annually)

HAI Group Resident Scholarship Program
20 people will be awarded scholarships valued at $6,000 each. Students may be awarded a scholarship for up to four consecutive years.

For more information, please visit the HAI Group or email

Deadline: July (Annually)