Who May Apply

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 at or currently enrolled, as a full-time under-graduate student at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university; or accepted at or attending a technical, trade, or vocational school or program. Proof of acceptance and/or enrollment is required.

The Foundation is also encouraging submission of applications from residents who will be attending Technical/Trade/Vocational schools. If there are qualified submissions, at least one of the scholarships will be awarded in this category.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2021 scholarships will be available in the Fall of 2020. Please check back then.  

There will be three types of applications:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.