Celebrate The Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation Legacy, Supporting Our Students Who Aim To Achieve Their Dreams Through Higher Education

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Established in 1988, the Newark Housing Authority Scholarship Foundation (NHASF) has provided financial assistance to students who reside in Newark Housing Authority residences and need support to attend college or university.

The Foundation’s commitment to our youth is strong, and our impact is great. To date, over $2,500,000 in scholarships and financial assistance for costs related to post-secondary education have been provided to over 500 scholars in need. These ambitious young scholars are often the first in their families to attend college and break the cycle of poverty.

The scholarship fund is critical to the success of those students who have proven their desire to continue their education after high school. This program aims to increase the likelihood of this happening and provide the necessary support every step of the way.

Recipients have attended local, regional, and nationally recognized schools and universities such as Spelman College, Rutgers University, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey City University, Bloomfield College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kean University, Allegheny College, Caldwell College, University of Bridgeport, and more.


To Apply:

Written 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?


Required Documents
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.  Completed FASFA Application
4.  300 Word typed essay on one of the subjects listed under Personal Statement
5.  College Acceptance Letter
6.  2 Recommendation Letters

 Click here To Apply 

Application Closes June 23, 2024 at 11:59 PM

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

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