The AHAIN Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for the 2016 Ralph E. Biggs Scholarship.

The Scholarship Committee is providing this scholarship to a deserving resident of an AHAIN-member affordable housing property. The scholarship will be $1,500 per year (or $750 per semester) for educational expenses, with a maximum four years of funding.

Qualified applicants must be a resident of an AHAIN-Member property; a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; hold or be a candidate for a high school diploma or equivalent; demonstrate scholastic or work achievement; demonstrate financial need; and be accepted, or currently enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university or a vocational educational school. (Please note, a property is considered to be an “AHAIN-Member property” if it is under the management/ownership of an AHAIN member and the annual Property Training & Education Fee has been paid for that property.)

Both Traditional and Non-Traditional students will be considered for the scholarship. 

Application for Traditional Students – This application is for those students/individuals, that are currently a candidate for high school graduation or within the past five years received a high school diploma (or equivalent)

Application for Non-Traditional Students – This application is for students/individuals, with a high school diploma or equivalent, who have been out of school for five years or more.

Residency Certification - Completed residency certification is required with the application. 

Applications must be received by the Scholarship Committee no later than April 15, 2016.

We hope to have a record number of applicants this year. Please take the time to inform all of your on-site property managers and residents of AHAIN-Member properties about the scholarship. It is our hope that you get the word out to AHAIN-Member properties as soon as possible and ask your on-site property management personnel to encourage qualified residents to apply!

Click here for a flyer that can be posted in property common areas or distributed to residents.

On-site property managers play integral roles in the lives of residents who live in affordable housing complexes. Due to the efforts of these managers, residents have been encouraged to submit scholarship applications in the past. As recognition of this work, AHAIN will present to the manager of the successful scholarship recipient, $250 plus recognition in several AHAIN publications and on the AHAIN website!

This year’s scholarship recipient will be presented a plaque at a special Awards Lunch during AHAIN’s 2016 Affordable Housing Conference and Annual Meeting which will be held November 9 - 10, 2016.

Thank you for your time and assistance in promoting the AHAIN Scholarship Fund’s 2016 Scholarship application process!

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