Who May Apply

Applicants for a CARH Scholarship must be a United States citizen or permanent legal resident, a resident of a CARH-member property, a candidate for high school graduation, or have received a high school diploma or equivalent within the past five years, even if they have been out of school. He or she must demonstrate both financial need and scholastic or work achievement. Candidates are considered based on their academic careers (standardized test scores and GPAs) and/or work experience, a detailed statement of their educational goals, letters of reference, and a written essay. Extracurricular and volunteer activities, advanced placement courses or other college-level courses taken, and extraordinary circumstances are also considered.

All applicants for a CARH Scholarship should be accepted or enrolled as a full-time under-graduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or as a full-time student at an accredited vocational educational program. Proof of acceptance and/or enrollment is required.

One scholarship has been reserved for a qualified applicant who has been accepted to or is enrolled in an accredited vocational or trade school program (if a there is a qualified application submitted)All applicants are eligible for the other four scholarships.

How to Apply

Scholarships for 2019 have been awarded. Applications for the 2020 Scholarships will be available in the Fall of 2019 on this page. 

There are two types of applications:

Traditional Student — Individuals that are currently a candidate for high school graduation or within the past five years received a high school diploma or equivalent.

Non-Traditional Student — Individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent, who have or previously had been out of school for five years or more.

Applicants must provide comprehensive information including a complete biography with supporting materials, a description of their academic careers, a detailed statement of their educational plans, letters of reference and a writing sample. Please read and complete all instructions and criteria on the application before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is important you provide ALL information requested before the application deadline.

For more information, please contact the foundation at:

The CARH Scholarship Foundation
116 S. Fayette Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel 703-837-9001, Fax 703-837-8467
Email – carh@carh.org

The Selection Process

The CARH Foundation Board of Directors selects the Scholarship Selection Committee from the CARH membership, which announces the recipients in May of each year. The Scholarships are formally presented at the CARH Annual Meeting and Legislative Conference held each June.