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PSWRC-NAHRO now offers a scholarship incentive program for graduating high school and continuing college students who reside in public housing or Section 8 housing through a PSWRC-NAHRO member agency in “good standing”.  PSWRC will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000/year and will renew this award annually for the maximum of four (4) years based on the academic performance of the winner with the winner being asked to report back annually for us to share at each annual PSWRC conference.  Our new PSWRC annual winner each year will then be submitted to National NAHRO to compete for the National scholarship.

Scholarship Applicants fill out and gather all required documents for the application.

Listed below are the documents required for a complete application. Please review this material carefully. If you have any questions, please contact the Service Office at or call 940 521-9982. 

This includes:

  • To be considered, all sections of the application must be completed. If a section is not applicable, write N/A (not applicable) in the section; do not leave any sections blank. Any application that has blank sections, or that is missing appropriate submittals or signatures will be disqualified.

  • A letter of character recommendation: Please attach a letter of recommendation from a non-relative. Letters of recommendation will be accepted from a representative from the local housing authority or community organization, an employer, or a school professional such as a teacher, principal, or guidance counselor.  Recommendations from family members will NOT be considered.  All recommendations should include the writer’s name; relationship to the applicant; and the length of time the writer has known the applicant.

  • A transcript from high school and/or the academic institution the applicant is currently attending. A digital copy or scanned in hard copy are both acceptable.

  • Verification of acceptance/attendance at an accredited institution of higher education.

  • An essay (750-1,000 words) written by the applicant. Essay prompt: Please tell us about yourself and how this scholarship will help you achieve his/her goal of attending and graduating from college.

  • A clear, high-resolution headshot photo of the applicant.

NAHRO Member Agencies:
Eligible NAHRO member agencies must submit all of their applications to a regional scholarship representative, who will then conduct a regional judging. One candidate per region will be submitted to National NAHRO Merit College Scholarship for additional award consideration.

The final regional applications will be emailed to NAHRO by the current years due date. (July 1, 2024) The PSWRC Service Office and the winners will be notified once selected each year. The NAHRO Scholarship Committee awards scholarships directly to the accredited institution of higher education once proof of registration at the college or university is received.

All applications for the PSWRC and national NAHRO scholarships with their supporting documentation must be received by the current years due date. PSWRC Service Office at with the subject: Pacific Northwest Regional Scholarship Candidate.

Submissions are Closed

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