The SHC Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program
- Provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program.
- Assists youth with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.
- 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.
- $2,000 scholarship award ($1,000 for the 1st year, $1,000 for the 2nd year of college).
- A minimum of 10 scholarships
areawarded. Tripto a national awards ceremony (travel and expenses included).
- Second gathering in Washington, DC, 18 months after the initial scholarship award (all expenses included).
Who Should Apply?
- Applicants must have been born on or after Nov. 9, 1998.
- Applicants must be entering college for the first time during the 2019-20 school year. This means that the application is for high school seniors; for those who are in GED programs; or for those who have taken a gap year.
- Applicants who have experienced homelessness within the last six years are eligible to apply.
- Undocumented students who meet these criteria are eligible.
[Deadline to Apply: November 9, 2018, before 11:59 PM PST]
For more information, please contact Amy Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Youth Leadership and Scholarships.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions about the scholarship program. If you have further questions, please contact email@example.com.
How recent does my homelessness have to be to apply?
What do you consider homeless? I've never stayed in a shelter or outside.
The term “homeless children and youths”–
(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 103(a)(1)); and
(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals;
(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (within the meaning of section 103(a)(2)(C));
(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
(iv) migratory children (as such term is defined in section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).