The National Leased Housing Association (NLHA) announced it is seeking applications for a scholarship program for residents of federally assisted rental housing. The NLHA Education Fund was created by NLHA in 2007.
The Education Fund is made possible by donations from affordable housing providers, lenders, and brokers, with significant assistance provided by AIMCO through its AIMCO Cares charity. Last year 51 scholarships were awarded.
The Education Fund will provide Section 8 voucher recipients and individuals living in privately owned federally assisted housing four kinds of scholarships, three named in memory of long-time affordable housing advocates. Funds are provided directly to the college/school for tuition assistance on behalf of successful applicants. Applicants may only apply under one of the following categories:
- The AIMCO Cares Scholarship – Assists college freshmen or returning undergraduates.
- The Bill Gandert Memorial Scholarship – Assists graduating high school seniors interested in studying a specific trade (e.g., electrician, nurse, plumber, and medical assistant).
- The Mary Lou Manzie Memorial Scholarship – Assists non-traditional students (students who have been out of high school for at least three years) in pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree.
- The Neil Churchill Memorial Scholarship – Assists individuals seeking to complete graduate-level coursework.
Specific criteria have been developed for each scholarship category, and consideration will be afforded to all eligible candidates who apply. All applicants must apply electronically through NLHA’s website at: http://www.hudnlha.com/education_fund or at: https://nlhascholars.communityforce.com
Applications are due by April 17, 2017. Awards are expected to be announced in early June.