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Scholarship Information

Each year Arkansas NAHRO offers scholarships to residents receiving assistance from member agencies.

Southwest NAHRO
The Southwest Regional Council NAHRO Scholarship Program provides scholarship opportunities to families that reside in, work with, or who otherwise receive housing benefits from one of the member agencies of the Council. The SWRC NAHRO annually awards scholarships totaling more than $10,000.00. Scholarship awards are available to public housing residents, participants in rental assistance or similar programs, both heads of household and other family members, and children of staff working for a member agency.

The program is competitive, and awards are based on academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, family need, and community involvement.

To obtain a copy of scholarship guidelines, eligibility requirements & the scholarship application, simply call or come by the front office. If you have internet access, visit for more information. Don't delay, get started on your application!

Application Deadline: March 24, 2023

Scholarship Application with accompanying documentation and information must be submitted directly to:

‚ÄčFor questions or information contact:
Milet Hopping by email or phone at 254.752.0324 ext. 280

NAHRO Merit College Scholarship/NAHRO-LDG Scholars Program - Deadline - Contact Regional Representative
Three (3) $12,000 scholarships over four years to assist with tuition and fees which will also include:

  • $3,000 a year for up to three years, as a summer internship stipend
  • Networking opportunities with business and community leaders 

Applicants must submit an essay of 750-1,000 words to answer the following questions: "Where do you see yourself in the next four years and how will this scholarship help you achieve those goals?" and "What are you doing now to achieve those goals?"

PHADA Scholarship Programs - Deadline - January Annually
In order to encourage academic excellence and community responsibility among high school students, PHADA has implemented a scholarship program for graduating seniors who are preparing to enter college. PHADA will award three scholarships to deserving youth currently residing in a PHADA member agency. Three scholarships will be awarded.

Stephen J. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship ($7,000) - will be awarded at the PHADA Annual Convention and Exhibition. The winner will also receive a trip for him/herself and one parent/guardian to attend the convention. 

Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship ($5,000) - Students must submit a personal essay (350-500 words) demonstrating their efforts and achievements in furthering the values of the civil rights movement. Explain why the cause is still relevant in communities today and how they relate to your educational goals. Include any relevant volunteer experiences and community involvement activities relating to advancing the cause of civil rights.

Nan McKay Pathway to Achievement Scholarship ($5,000) - Nan McKay has offered significant financial support to PHADA's scholarship program and has elected to reward one deserving youth with a $5,000 scholarship. PHADA appreciates their commitment to serving the needs of public housing residents and the community.