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Scholarship Information for BHA Residents

Housing Authority Insurance Group 2014 Resident Scholarship Program
If you are a current public housing authority resident or section 8 participant since at least August 1, 2013, you may apply for a $2500 scholarship to attend a college, university or technical school.

Students apply on-line directly to HAIG using the following link: HAI Group and click on the “What’s happening” tab, which will take the applicants to a link to apply for the scholarship. The applicant will need to set up a profile with a user name and password and then fill out the application online and upload their transcript.

NOTE: the deadline to apply is April 30, 2014.

Please contact HAIG at 800-873-0242 ext. 423 for more information; or Rachel Goodman at rachel.goodman@bostonhousing.org. If you are awarded the Scholarship, you will be asked to have the BHA provide the Landlord verification at that time. Good Luck!

Northeastern University - BHA Scholarship Information 2014-2015
BHA Public Housing residents who are interested in attending Northeastern University as full-time undergraduate students to earn a Bachelor's Degree should apply for admissions. See the letter, Fact Sheet and Information Sheet at the bottom of this page for more detail.

Please contact Rachel Goodman at (617) 988-4021 for more information.

John Gloucester Memorial Presbyterian Church Scholarship
The JGMPC Scholarship was established to serve as a continuing memorial to the ministry of the John Gloucester Memorial Presbyterian Church and to John Gloucester, the first Black ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church. The Scholarship Fund embodies the desire and intention of the Church’s Session and congregation that, following the closing of the church in 2000, its ministry and presence in the community continue perpetually to provide scholarships for members of the community who may be eligible.

For more details and to fill out an application, please click here.

The application is also available in PDF form below.

Harvard University Free Tuition for Low-Income Students
Harvard University has announced that from now on, undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition and have no student loans.

Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution."

If you know a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition.

To find out more, visit Harvard's financial aid website http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.

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