The Norwalk Housing Foundation (NHF) awards undergraduate and graduate school scholarships to Norwalk public housing residents. During the current (2019-20) academic year, NHF awarded over $200,000 to 49 deserving students residing in Norwalk Housing Authority (NHA) communities.


To be considered for one of our scholarships you must meet all the following criteria.  You must be:

☑ a tenant in good standing with the NHA at the time of award

☑ currently living in an NHA development and have lived there for a minimum of one year (Section 8 residents are not eligible)

☑ planning to attend an accredited two-year, four-year or technical school (find out here if your school is accredited)

☑ planning to study full time (for most schools, this means 12 or more credits per semester)

☑ in good academic standing, with a minimum 2.0 GPA from your most recent high school or college

☑ must complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

☑ ONE of the following:

  • a high school senior or recent high school graduate (graduated during the last two years)
  • a current (continuing) college student
  • an adult returning to college (with some college experience)
  • an adult starting college for the first time (no college experience)
  • a college senior or college graduate planning to obtain a graduate degree

To apply, this is what you will need to do:

1.  Use the panel on the right side of this page to sign in or sign up for an account.  (If you applied in previous years, you will already have a login associated with your email address. If you have changed your email address, you will need to sign up for a new account.)

2.  Once you are logged in, complete the Applicant Profile.  (You must complete a new applicant profile each year you apply.)

3.  Return to this site on or after January 1 to start the Scholarship Application.  (Tip: You can save a partially completed application and return to it later to complete it.)  You must complete the profile registration by Friday April 5, 2019 and submit the Scholarship Application by Wednesday April 23, 2019This deadline applies to both undergraduate and graduate students.

4.  Finalists will be invited for an interview with two or more scholarship committee members.

The Scholarship Application will require:
  • Listing your activities/interests in high school or college 
  • Answering brief essay questions 
  • Knowing your college's estimated cost of attendance (tuition and fees, plus room & board if applicable)
  • Submission of the Student Aid Report (SAR) you will receive upon completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Submission of the Financial Aid Letter provided by your college
  • Providing your high school transcript (if you have not attended college before) or your college transcript (for continuing or returning college students)
  • A recommendation from a teacher, professor, advisor, guidance counselor, employer or mentor, depending on your status (friends or family members cannot submit a recommendation on your behalf)
  • Your resume, degree completion Information and outstanding student loan Information (for graduate students only)
Computers are available at 20 West Avenue Learning Center (for high school students), your current college/university, as well as the local library. Please email with any questions about the application or scholarship process.


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