Celebrate 30 Years’ Legacy of Supporting Newark Students Through College

The Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) was founded in 1988 in effort to provide financial assistance to students who reside in public and supported housing that have proven their desire to earn a college degree. Since its inception, NHASF has awarded in excess of $ 2,500,000 in scholarships and financial assistance for related college costs to over 500 economically disadvantaged young people. These ambitious young people are often the first in their family to attend college and break the cycle of poverty. In addition to demonstrating financial need, the students excel academically and participate in a range of community and extracurricular activities. The scholarship fund is critical to the success of those students who have proven their desire to earn a college degree. The purpose of this program is to increase the likelihood of high school students from Newark entering and graduating from college. Recipients have attended local, regional and nationally recognized schools and universities such as Spelman College, Rutgers University, Montclair State University, Franklin & Marshall and the University of Bridgeport.

Application , Is Now Closed


Closing date June 12, 2023

Document Uploads
The following documents must be uploaded with your application to complete it:
1. Current Lease (student must be on lease to qualify)
2. High School Transcript
3. SAT/ACT scores
4. Completed FASFA Application
5. 300 Word typed essay on one of the subjects listed below under Personal Statement
6. College acceptance letter
7. 2 recommendation letters

Personal Statement
Select ONE of the four topics and upload a typed personal statement no less than 300 words:
1. What impact would this scholarship have on your education and why?
2. How will your study of choice contribute to your immediate or long-term career plans?
3. If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?
4. What was the biggest mistake you have made?

If you have questions about applying for a scholarship, you can contact Debra Morgan at (973) 273-6516.