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Scholarship Opportunities for Residents of Federally Assisted Low Income Housing

The National Leased Housing Association (NLHA) administers an Education Fund which awards education grants and scholarships to low-income individuals residing in federally assisted rental housing – this includes housing subsidized through programs such as the Housing Choice Voucher program, or properties that have been awarded federal low-income housing tax credits. For complete program details, please visit

The NLHA offers four types of scholarships. Students must decide on only ONE of the scholarship opportunities listed below:

  • AIR CARES COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP which is directed to eligible applicants who are graduating high school seniors or current undergraduates who demonstrate both merit and need to pursue an undergraduate degree.

  • WILLIAM F. GANDERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP which benefits an eligible graduating high school senior or returning student who demonstrates both merit and need to pursue educational opportunities in a specific trade or vocation.

  • MARY LOU MANZIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP designed to benefit a non-traditional student by providing eligible applicants who demonstrate both merit and need, a chance to pursue higher education or other training that will lead to better employment opportunities.

  • NEIL CHURCHILL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP intended for eligible applicants who are graduating college and pursuing graduate level study (or otherwise seeking a graduate education) who demonstrate both merit and need.

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online through NLHA’s website at Students will need to create a NLHA login account in order to apply. All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 24, 2023, at 5 p.m. EST.


Please direct questions to the NLHA via email at or by calling 202-785-8888.

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