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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.

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.

April 19, 2024

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