In March 2012, over 50 Section 8 participants and Public Housing residents submitted applications for the Housing Authority Resident (HAR) Scholarship to the CDF.
Each applicant was carefully screened and 21 awardees were selected to receive grants valued at $750 or $1,000 to be used to attend a 4-year university, community college, or vocational program.
The scholarship awards can be used toward tuition, books, equipment such as computers, and any other school related expense.
The Los Angeles County Community Development Foundation (CDF) awarded 21 individuals who participate in the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles’ (HACoLA) Public Housing and Section 8 programs received assistance to help make their educational and career goals a reality.
This year’s awardees will attend 4-year universities such as the University of California at Santa Cruz, California State University, Long Beach, California State University, San Marcos, and Howard University, as well as local campuses including East Los Angeles, Cerritos, and Citrus Community Colleges.
Students will pursue careers in law, social work, nursing, and nuclear physics, among others.
Although the awardees have diverse backgrounds and career plans, their commonality lies in their resiliency to overcome extreme challenges in pursuit of an education and career that will transform their lives.
For more information on the CDF, or the HAR Scholarship fund, please contact Jennifer Blackwell-Trotter at (323) 838-7730. All media inquiries can be directed to Elisa Vásquez, Public Information Officer for HACoLA, at (323) 890-7415.