College Scholarship for Public Housing & Section 8 Residents

College Scholarship for Public Housing & Section 8 Residents

NYCHA residents pursuing college degrees: Here’s an exciting opportunity for you to win up to $12,500 toward your education. New York law firm Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP (CHW) is offering residents of affordable housing developments the chance to win college scholarships.

CHW, which specializes in the affordable housing industry and community development, sponsors this annual scholarship fund as part of its mission to help students living in affordable rental housing developments further their education.

The scholarship awards $12,500, $7,500, and $5,000 to successful, qualified applicants and can be used toward expenses for full- or part-time study at approved colleges, junior colleges, technical schools, and other post-secondary institutions leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. Graduate studies are not eligible. It is open to students who live in multi-family affordable housing developments, including NYCHA residents and Section 8 voucher holders.

Residents interested in applying for this year’s scholarships must submit an essay and two letters of recommendation; you may also include an academic transcript. (Read about six residents who won the award in 2016:

Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2019.

How to Apply

Please download the application, provide the information requested, include the necessary supporting materials (partial submissions will not be considered), and submit by mail or email. Applications must be postmarked or submitted by email by June 1, 2019.

Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP
54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
Attention: CHW Scholarship Fund


For more information, visit, click “About Us,” and then click “CHW Scholarship Fund.”


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