NHLA Invites Applications from Federally Subsidized Residents for Tuition Scholarships

Every year, the National Leased Housing Association (NLHA) awards scholarships through its Education Fund to residents assisted through federal programs like the Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance, Housing Choice Vouchers, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, and Rural Housing Service Section 515/8 programs. NHLA is currently seeking applicants for the scholarship program and is accepting applications through April 24, 2024. NHLA encourages high school seniors, current undergraduates, non-traditional students, and those seeking a technical/vocational degree to apply. Since launching in 2007, the program has awarded $1.5 million in tuition assistance funds to support the educational goals of residents of federally assisted housing.

The scholarship program includes four different scholarships, though applicants may only apply for one. The four scholarships are:

  • The AIR Gives Opportunity Scholarship, designed to assist first-year college students or returning undergraduates.
  • The Bill Gandert Memorial Vocational Scholarship, which is meant to assist graduating high school seniors interested in studying a specific trade.
  • The Mary Lou Manzie Memorial Scholarship, which aims to benefit nontraditional students (i.e., students who have been out of high school for at least three years) who are pursuing an associate or undergraduate degree.
  • The Neil Churchill Memorial Scholarship, which supports graduate level coursework.

Please note that public housing residents are not eligible unless their housing has been recapitalized with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits or has been converted under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.

Interested applicants should begin the process by creating an account at https://nlhascholars.communityforce.com/ and selecting the scholarship for which they are applying.

Learn more by viewing NHLA’s press release or its FAQs page. Residents are encouraged to share the NHLA Education Fund flyer with interested parties.