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Iowa NAHRO Scholarship Program


GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION

The Iowa NAHRO Scholarship Committee, comprised of members from the Iowa NAHRO Board, will accept and review the scholarship applications and determine the scholarship amount awarded. All applications must be submitted by February 1st, 2018 and the winners will be selected at the February Board Meeting and winners will be notified in March. The Iowa NAHRO Scholarship Committee awards scholarship money directly to the accredited institution of higher education, or directly to the candidate at the Board’s discretion.

The winning nominee in the First Category may be eligible to have their application submitted to NCRC NAHRO (Regional), and possibly the National level for further consideration of additional awards. Both the NCRC NAHRO Scholarship Committee and NAHRO Scholarship Committee would accept and review scholarship applications received from state chapters.  NCRC NAHRO (Regional) reviews potential award winners in April and National NAHRO reviews applications in June with winners notified in July.

The rules and procedures and application is below. Please read the rules and application very carefully. If you have any questions, please contact Iowa NAHRO Scholarship Committee Chair.

Rules and Procedures
Eligibility

  1. Scholarship applications are made available to eligible agencies.  An eligible agency is a member agency in good standing with Iowa NAHRO and National NAHRO.
  2. Category 1: Eligible individuals are public housing residents, Section 8 voucher residents, and state funded rental assistance residents living in a household or being provided a service managed by an eligible agency. One scholarship from NCRC NAHRO (Regional) may be eligible to receive up an additional $1,000 and two exemplary applications may be eligible to receive an additional $2,000 and $5,000 respectively from National NAHRO. Eligible individuals must be a graduating high school senior, or possess a high school diploma or GED, applying to or attending an accredited institution of higher education. If currently attending college, applicant must be registered for at least two (2) classes.
  3. Category 2: Any immediate family member of an employee, or an employee of, a Local or Regional Housing Agency (PHA), Community Development Agency, or not-for-profit CHODO, providing housing assistance, that is in good standing and has an Agency or Individual Membership to Iowa NAHRO. This scholarship category is only offered by the Iowa Chapter of NAHRO, therefore, this category is not eligible to have their application submitted to NCRC NAHRO (Regional) or National NAHRO for consideration of additional scholarship monies.

 

Application Process

  1. The application must be reviewed and evaluated by a representative selected by the Iowa NAHRO Board, as well as NCRC NAHRO (Regional) and National Board if in  Category 1.  To be considered complete, all sections of the application must be filled out.  If a section is not applicable, put N/A (not applicable) in the area; do not leave any areas blank.  An application that is blank or missing appropriate submittals or signatures will be disqualified.
  2. The application must include letters of recommendation from an Executive of the local housing authority and an academic reference (i.e. teachers and/or guidance counselors).
  3. The application must include an unofficial transcript of grades from high school or academic institution presently attending (transcript may be forwarded separate from application, but must postmarked by deadline).
  4. The application must include verification of acceptance/attendance at a specific school.
  5. The application must include an essay written by the student that details their educational plans and goals, and focuses on outstanding community service or engagement activities. Essays showcasing outstanding community engagement may be selected for additional financial awards.
  6. Screening, evaluation, and selection conducted by the Scholarship Committee.

 

Scholarship

Iowa NAHRO - Two scholarships, receiving $1,000 each, will be awarded and paid directly to the accredited institution of higher education, or directly to the candidate at the Board’s discretion.

  1. Eligible applicants will be selected from Category 1: Resident, and Category 2: Employee of PHA.

NCRC NAHRO (Regional) and National NAHRO - One scholarship from NCRC NAHRO (Regional) may be eligible to receive up an additional $1,000 and two exemplary applications may be eligible to receive an additional $2,000 and $5,000 respectively from National NAHRO. Scholarships will be awarded and paid directly to the accredited institution of higher education.

  1. Eligible applicants will be selected from Category 1: Resident

All applications and documentation must be sent no later than February 1st, 2018 to:

Dawn Lorenzen
Iowa NAHRO Scholarship Committee Chair
c/o Manning Municipal Housing Agency
421 Center Street
Manning, IA 51455
Phone: 712-655-2155
Email: terrace@mmctsu.com