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PHADA Scholarship

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Is there a student in your home that is a graduating HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR who is preparing to enter college? Are you wondering how are you going to pay for their college education? If you answered "yes", please encourage your student to apply for these scholarships especially for seniors living in Public or Assisted housing (Section 8).

Three scholarships will be awarded:

  • Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship ($7,000) will be awarded at the PHADA Annual Convention and Exhibition on May 19-22, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. The winner will also receive a trip for him/herself and one parent/guardian to attend the convention.
  • Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship ($5000) - Students must submit a personal essay (350-500 words) demonstrating your 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 ($5000)

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 a high school senior 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?"

All application materials must be turned into the Rock Hill Housing Authority no later than Friday, January 7, 2022.

Please contact Della Robinson at 803-324-6351 to request an application packet.

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