Strive Scholarship Program

Now accepting applications through May 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

HACSC’s service to Santa Clara County extends beyond the housing we build and the rental assistance vouchers we administer. We are committed to helping low-income families become self-sufficient and independent of government aid.

We created the Strive scholarship program to provide post-secondary educational financial assistance for Section 8 tenants or tenants of rental properties owned or affiliated with HACSC.

Strive scholarships are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors and college students attending a university, community college or technical school on a full or part-time basis. Qualified applicants must complete an application, which includes an essay on long-term goals, a letter of recommendation and a copy of recent transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted). The transcripts requirement will be waived for applicants who have been out of school for five or more years.

If you would like to learn more about the Strive scholarship program and how to apply, click here or call 408-993-3026.

Students who qualify for HACSC’s Strive scholarship may also be interested in the National Leased Housing Association (NHLA) Education Fund scholarship. Applications for the NHLA scholarship are due by Monday April 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. More information about the NHLA scholarship is available on their website. Students may apply for both Strive and the NHLA scholarship. The NHLA scholarship is not administered by HACSC. Please direct any questions about the NHLA Education Fund scholarship to NHLA at 202-785-8888.