Scholarship Application Overview

Deadline: February 22, 2019

The Texas Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (TXNAHRO) is a professional membership organization consisting of agencies and individuals who administer housing and community development in the state of Texas.  NAHRO is the leading housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and strong, viable communities for all Americans, particularly those with low and moderate incomes.

TXNAHRO provides scholarships each year to deserving high school seniors, graduating in the Spring following this application deadline, and who are currently living with their families as Public Housing or Section 8 program residents. 

Available scholarships are one (1), $2,500 Jim Hargrove Schlolarship, and eight (8) $1,000 scholarships.


Applicants for TXNAHRO Scholarships must:

  1. Be a resident of public housing or a participant in the Section 8 program in which you are living.

  2. Be a graduating high school senior. (You can not have graduated in the previous year or be in college already for this scholarship. It is intended to help high school seniors get started immediately in college).

  3. Demonstrate exceptional school attendance.

  4. Demonstrate high academic achievement.

  5. Demonstrate leadership and/or high level of motivation.

  6. Be a resident of a Housing Authority/ or Community Development (CD) agency that is a member of TXNAHRO.


Applicants are required to submit the following items:

  • Housing Agency Certification signed by the Executive Director of the housing agency in which you reside. (click here to download form)

  • Transcript or certified copy of grades with grade point average and scale used - whether 4 pt. scale, 5 pt. scale, etc., class rank/size, proficiency test scores (TAKS, etc., whatever standardized testing system is used and ACT and/or SAT scores, if taken).  It is very important to include all the above information so that all scholarship applicants can be evaluated on the same criteria.

  • TWO letters of recommendation; one from a community leader and one from a high school instructor.

  • One (1) recent photo (if a professional photo is not available, even a cell-phone selfie will be accepted, if a better quality portrait is unavailable). This is very important for the awards ceremony! 

  • *NEW* Please submit a 3 minute or less video of yourself describing your short and long-term goals in life, why you are pursuing your particular college degree or vocational training program and an achievement or an event in your life that has been especially significant.


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