Scholarship Opportunities for Youth


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

http://www.giveusyourpoor.org/partners/horatio-alger-association.php

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Note: deadlines are outdated on this link, next application deadline is Jan 2011.

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