There are currently two scholarship opportunities for high school students wanting to go to college and have experienced homelessness.
Here is further information regarding the two scholarship opportunities with links:
(1) Horatio Alger – Give US Your Poor partnership
At this site you’ll find press release, links to application, and eligibility requirements. These are national at $20k level (about 1000 of these). We are especially targeting homeless and formerly homeless candidates this year. And in addition there are some state specific scholarships at $2500 and above.
Deadline is Oct 30, 2010.
(2) Beacon’s Hand Scholarship (UMass Boston & Give US Your Poor) – yearly 4 year scholarship for eligible students that have experienced homelessness to attend UMass Boston. One 4-yr scholarship is awarded each year. http://www.giveusyourpoor.org/education/scholarship.php
Note: deadlines are outdated on this link, next application deadline is Jan 2011.