2017-2018 SchoolHouse Connection Youth Scholarship Program

The SHC Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program

(Deadline: Nov. 8, 2017)

  • Provides scholarships and support to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program;
  • Builds a stable peer and adult support network for recipients, before, during, and after their college careers, and into their transition into the workforce;
  • Offers young people meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy, while providing sustained support services to help ensure graduation and success in life.
The Award
  • $2,000 scholarship award (10 scholarships)
  • Trip to a national awards ceremony (travel and expenses included)
  • Second gathering in Washington, DC, 2 years after the initial scholarship award (travel and expenses included)
Who Should Apply?
  • Applicants must be under the age of 20 (Those who turned 20 before November 8 will qualify)
  • Applicants must be entering college for the first time during the 2018-19 school year. (Applicants may be high school seniors, students enrolled in a GED or other alternative education programs, or recent graduates/GED recipients)
  • Undocumented students who meet these criteria are eligible.

We support the talents, motivations, and strengths of each young person, and develop community in each scholarship class. The program provides professional assistance with financial aid processes, funds and support so students can remain in school and graduate, access to mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.

For more information, please contact Amy Bradley, Director of Youth Leadership and Scholarships.

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