January 10, 2024

Dear CARH Members:

This email serves as a reminder that the due date for applications for the 2024 Scholarship Foundation scholarships is February 28, 2024! As you will recall, the Foundation adjusted the timeline for announcing and accepting applications for the 2024 scholarships to better coincide with the college admissions process. We are excited that we are beginning to receive applications from across the country.

Please remind your onsite property management personnel to encourage residents to apply for these scholarships! Click here for a flyer that can be posted in property common areas or distributed to residents. For complete eligibility requirements and instructions on applying, click here to download the appropriate application.

The Foundation offers seven scholarships to deserving students from CARH-member affordable rural housing properties. Each scholarship is $2,000 per semester for educational expenses, with a maximum of four years (eight semesters) of funding. This is the 19th year that the Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships. Past recipients can be found here.

There are four different applications available:

  • Application for Traditional Students – This application is for those students/individuals, that are currently a candidate for high school graduation or within the past five years received a high school diploma (or equivalent); and
  • Application for Non-Traditional Students – This application is for students/individuals, with a high school diploma or equivalent, who have been out of school for five or more years.
  • Application for Technical/Trade/Vocational Students – This application is for any students or individuals who are or will be attending a technical, trade, or vocational school or program.
  • Application for Graduate Students – This application is for any student that has a bachelor’s degree and who is or will be attending a graduate program at an accredited college or university. 

Qualified applicants for the Traditional, Non-Traditional, and Technical/Trade/Vocational applicants must be a resident of a CARH-member property; a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident; hold or be a candidate for a high school diploma or equivalent; demonstrate scholastic or work achievement; demonstrate financial need; and be accepted at or currently enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university; or accepted at or attending a technical, trade, or vocational school or program.

Qualified Graduate Student applicants must be a resident of a CARH-member property OR former recipient of a CARH Scholarship Foundation Scholarship; a US citizen or permanent legal resident; hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and be accepted at or enrolled in a post-graduate program at an accredited university.

Site managers play integral roles in the lives of residents who live in rural housing complexes. Due to the efforts of these managers, residents have been encouraged to submit scholarship applications in the past. As recognition of this work, the Foundation will present to the manager of each complex where there is a successful scholarship recipient, $250 plus recognition in several CARH publications and on the CARH website!

Scholarship recipients will be invited to join CARH at the 2024 Annual Meeting & Legislative Conference, June 26-28, in Arlington, Virginia. CARH will cover the travel expenses for the scholarship recipients and one guest (parent or guardian if under 18). CARH will also publish the recipients in its two publications, CARH News and Insights for On-sites.

Thank you for your time and assistance in promoting the CARH Scholarship Foundation’s 2024 Scholarship application process!


Rodney Corley
CARH Scholarship Foundation President