NAEHCY Scholarship Program

The NAEHCY Scholarship Program was established in 1998. Each year, we award scholarships to students who have experienced homelessness and who have demonstrated academic achievement. Children and youth in homeless situations face numerous barriers to educational success. Deep poverty, high mobility, and school requirements often make attending and succeeding in school a challenge. Despite these challenges, many students who experience homelessness not only graduate from high school, but wish to pursue a college education. There will be a minimum of two $2,000 scholarships awarded annually. While the scholarship is a one-time award, additional financial support may be available for scholars in subsequent years.Upon submission of evidence that a Scholar has enrolled in a post-secondary program, the scholarship will be provided and may be used to help defray the costs of college tuition, fees, books, prep courses, or other educational expenses. Eligibility:-Students who are homeless or who have been homeless during their K-12 school attendance, and who have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement-Must be less than 21 years of age as of September 1 of the current year and must not have completed more than two years of college by September 1 -Students may be high school seniors, enrolled in a GED or other alternative education program, or recent graduates/GED recipients Applicants must write an essay about the impact of homelessness on their lives and their desire to attend college (up to 1,500 words.)For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $2,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes