Is there a student in your home that is a graduating HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR who is preparing to enter college?
Is there a COLLEGE STUDENT in your home who needs financial assistance to remain in school?
Are you wondering how you are going to pay for their college education?
If you answered "yes", please encourage your students to apply for these scholarships, especially for scholars who are living in Public or Assisted housing (Section 8).
If you need additional information or assistance completing the applications, please contact RHA at 803-324-3060. An interview may be required with the Rock Hill Housing Authority to assist us in the selection process.
CCHRCO Scholarship Program
- Five CCHRCO scholarships for $1,000 per year for one year
- One SERC scholarship for $1,000 per year for one year
- One SERC scholarship for $1,500 per year for one year
Applicants must submit an essay containing a minimum of 750 and a maximum of 1,000 words to answer the following questions: (1) Where do you see yourself in the next four years and how will this scholarship help you to achieve those goals? (2) What are you doing now to achieve those goals?
Brooks Jeffrey Marketing BEYOND Scholarship Program - Deadline May 30th Annually
- One BEYOND scholarship for $500 per year for one year
Applicants must submit an online application including an essay of 1,000 words or less describing how they will impact the world. Also required are: a digital copy of the official transcript, a digital copy of ACT or SAT composite score report, a digital letter of recommendation, and a recent digital portrait photo suitable for publication.
NAHRO Merit College Scholarship/NAHRO-LDG Scholars Program
- Three (3) $12,000 scholarships over four years to assist with tuition and fees which will also include:
- Up to $9,000 stipends for summer internships and other approved activities that support the student's academic matriculation
- 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
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)
The scholarships will be awarded by the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) which is an organization of 1900 housing authorities across the United States. PHADA also serves as an advocate before the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on a variety of regulations governing public housing nationwide.
To apply for the scholarships, students must be high school seniors and living in Public Housing or a Section 8 assisted home and have at least a "B" average. All scholarships require an essay (350-500 words) addressing the topic: "How my public housing and high school experiences have influenced my life?"
HAI Group Resident Scholarship Program
This year, 20 people will be awarded scholarships valued at $6,000 each. Students may be awarded a scholarship for up to four consecutive years.
Questions? Contact us