Attention NFHA RESIDENTS: College Scholarship Opportunities

Need Funds for College.  3 Great Opportunities.

 I. Niagara Falls Housing Authority
Doris W. Jones $1,000 Memorial Scholarship

Doris W. Jones was a long time resident of public housing who worked tirelessly to improve the overall quality of life of public housing residents through the development of a variety of training programs and related initiatives.

In 1975, Doris was elected President of the Center Court Tenant Association. In 1976, she was elected to the Niagara Falls Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, where she served for 25 years. She successfully initiated a variety of training programs for the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, including the Summer Enrichment Program, Livin’ Large and I Can Read Tutorial programs, Annual Run from Drugs, Annual Thanksgiving Feast and a host of job development and training programs. She developed numerous partnerships with local community agencies and organizations and was extremely instrumental in obtaining funding for several of the Authority’s mentoring programs and activities.

“May the work I’ve done, the life I lived and the services I gave, speak for me.” 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
◾Applicant must be a high school senior.  Residents of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority will receive preferred status in the process.
◾Student must have at least a “C” average during his/her senior year.
◾School Transcript – Student must provide an original and official copy of his/her high school transcript.
◾Application Form – Must be completed in its entirety.
◾Two (2) Letters of Recommendation.  One (1) from an educator (teacher, guidance counselor or principal) and one (1) from a non-family member.
◾Essay (250 word minimum) – Student must submit a typewritten essay on the following topic: “The importance of community service in the development of leaders.”
◾Student must provide a description of extra-curricular activities, awards, community service, employment and other accomplishments.
◾Student must provide written evidence of acceptance at a two (2) year or four (4) year university/college or a certified trade school prior to award of scholarship.

A $1,000 one-time scholarship will be awarded.

Applications are available at your high school guidance office,Niagara Falls Housing Authority Administrative Offices, 744 Tenth Street, and all site rental offices.

Applications must be received at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority Administrative Offices, 744 Tenth Street, on or before Friday, April 29, 2016.

II. Niagara Falls Housing Authority
NATHANIEL SMITH $1,000 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Husband, father, mentor, friend….Nathaniel Smith was all of these and more. He was the former Deputy Director of the Niagara Falls International Convention and Civic Center and Personnel Manager for the Carborundum Company.

Nate was actively involved in the community. His affiliations included: the American Red Cross, Niagara County Community Center and Girl’s Club, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, United Way of Niagara, Cerebral Palsy Association, Kiwanis Club, Planned Parenthood and the National Conference for Christians and Jews. He received numerous humanitarian service awards. Nate was a warm, sensitive and caring individual who touched the lives of many people. Because he was a positive role model in the Niagara Falls community and an advocate of education, it is very befitting to honor his memory with a scholarship fund.

Nate fought a long, courageous battle against multiple sclerosis. Even in sickness he was an inspiration to all who came in contact with him. He was very determined to live each day to the fullest and to be all that he could possibly be.

 “When special people touch our lives,they teach us how to live.”

Applications are available at your High School Guidance Office, the Niagara Falls Housing Authority Administrative Offices, 744 Tenth Street, and all Housing Authority site rental offices.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
◾Competition is open to all high school seniors or high school graduates who are not already attending a college, university or certified trade school and who meet all of the eligibility requirements.  Student must be a resident of the City of Niagara Falls.
◾Student must have maintained at least a 2.5 grade point average (C+) during junior or senior years to be considered for the scholarship or must show a sustained marked improvement over their junior year grades.
◾Applications must include the student’s transcript, which reflects all of his/her junior year through the most recent marking period of the senior year.  Complete senior year transcripts may be requested of scholarship finalists prior to award of scholarship.
◾Two (2) letters of recommendation.  One (1) must be from an educator.
◾A 250-500 word essay explaining how the candidate would use a college degree to enhance the quality of life in his/her community and explain his/her life’s goals and objectives.
◾Student must provide written evidence of acceptance at a two (2) or four (4) year college/university or a certified trade school prior to award of scholarship.
◾Student’s family income must exhibit a financial need.  All applicants must submit a copy of the Student Aid Report, which is received from the U.S. Department of Education after submitting the application for Federal Student Aid (FAF).

Deadline: Applications must be received at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority – Administrative Offices, 744 Tenth Street, on or before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016.

 

III. House Authority Insurance (HAI).

a2bad8c0-0b14-4607-aa8b-c91e2a7c9d8bPublic Housing and Section 8 residents, young and old, can take advantage of this program by completing an entry form online. We will once again offer 50 scholarships at $2,500 per scholarship. Since the program inception in 2003 we have awarded over $800,000 and 320 scholarships.

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2016 Resident Scholarship Flyer

Apply here: https://haigroup.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/default.aspx