REMINDER:  2018 Scholarship Application Deadline – April 30th

April 12, 2018

As you know, the CARH Scholarship Foundation is currently accepting applications for five scholarships – the James L. Poehlman, Gordon L. Blackwell, Jack Godin, Jr., CRHD Founders and Scholarship Foundation Scholarships. The application submission deadline is quickly approaching and I ask that you contact your on-site property management to remind them to encourage eligible residents to apply by the deadline of April 30, 2018.

The Scholarship Foundation is providing these scholarships to deserving residents of CARH-member affordable rural housing properties. Each scholarship will be $1,500 per semester for educational expenses, with a maximum four years of funding.

Qualified 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 or enrolled as a full-time under-graduate student at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university, or at an accredited vocational educational school. (Please note, a property is considered to be a “CARH-member property” if it is under the management/ownership of a national CARH member and the annual Property Training & Education Fee has been paid for that property.)

There are two types of applications for scholarships:

  • 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 years or more.  

One of the five scholarship has been reserved for a qualified applicant who has been accepted at or is enrolled in an accredited vocational or trade school program. All applicants are eligible for the other four scholarships.

Applications can also be downloaded from the “Scholarship Foundation” menu option of the CARH website, Applications must be received by the Scholarship Foundation no later than April 30, 2018.

We hope to have a record number of applicants from across the country! Please take the time to inform all of your site managers and residents of CARH-member properties about these scholarships.

It is my hope that you get the word out to CARH member properties as soon as possible and ask your on-site property management personnel to encourage qualified residents to apply for these scholarships! Click here for a flyer that can be posted in property common areas or distributed to residents.

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!

The scholarship recipients will be presented at a special Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, June 20th during the CARH Annual Meeting and Legislative Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia.

Thank you for your time and assistance in promoting the CARH Scholarship Foundation’s 2018 Scholarship application process!


Rodney Corley
CARH Scholarship Foundation President



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