HACG Scholars
HACG Scholars

The HACG Scholar's program serves public housing students in grades 7-12 with college readiness and career exploration resources in its College Resource Center located inside the Fairview & Dupont Community Centers. For college resources, scholarship opportunities, and upcoming events visit

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Is there a student in your home that is a graduating HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR who is preparing to enter college? Is there a COLLEGE STUDENT in your home who needs financial assistance to remain in school? Are you wondering how are you going to pay for their college education?

If you answered "yes", please encourage your students to apply for these scholarships especially for scholars who are living in Public or Assisted housing (Section 8).

HACG Scholarship Program

The Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro Scholar Program was established in 2017 to significantly increase the number of public housing students that are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.  We're excited to announce that this year we will be awarding scholarship support to qualified students living in HACG subsidized housing.  These scholarships are currently available to graduating seniors that plan on pursuing their education at a trade school, community college or four-year university. 

Students that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, statement of goals and aspirations, and unusual personal or family circumstances. 

Scholarship award amount may vary and will be paid directly to the recipient's school for tuition, books, and fees.

Application deadline: May 6, 2021

To learn more or download the application visit: 

CCHRCO Scholarship Program

  • Five CCHRCO scholarships for $1,000 per year for one year
  • One SERC scholarship for $1,000 per year for one year
  • One SERC scholarship for $1,500 per year for one year

Applicants must submit an essay of 200-400 words describing your experience living in assisted housing and how it contributed to your ambitions and goals and what you would hope to contribute to society through your educational training.

Click here to download scholarship application.

Brooks Jeffrey Marketing BEYOND Scholarship Program - Deadline April 30th Annually

  • One BEYOND scholarship for $500 per year for one year

Applicants must submit online application including essay of 1,000 words or less describing how you will impact the world. Also required are: digital copy of official transcript, digital copy of ACT or SAT composite score report, digital letter of recommendation and recent digital portrait photo suitable for publication.

To learn more or apply visit:

NAHRO Merit College Scholarship/NAHRO-LDG Scholars Program

  • 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?"

Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

PHADA Scholarship Programs

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 ($5000) - Students must submit a personal essay (350-500 words) demonstrating your 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 ($5000) - 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.

Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

2021 HAI GROUP Resident Scholarship Program

The 2021 HAI Group Resident Scholarship Program is open for submissions!

This year, 20 people will be awarded scholarships valued at $6,000 each! Entry forms must be submitted by Friday, April 30, 2021. Completed entries will be placed into a drawing to be held on or about Monday, May 3, 2021.

To learn more about this scholarship program or to apply click here.