Scholarship Program

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis; deadlines for consideration are:

 

Spring semester – December 1st
Fall semester  – July 1st

Scholarship opportunities may be limited for fall 2020 due to COVID 19.

 Educational Enrichment Scholarship Program

The Loveland Housing Authority’s service to the community extends beyond the housing we build and the rental assistance vouchers we administer. We are committed to helping moderate to low income families become self-sufficient and independent of government aid.

 

The Loveland Housing Authority Scholarship Fund was created to encourage higher education and as a result, promote community responsibility, develop self-sufficiency, and increase self-esteem. LHA Scholarships are to benefit high school seniors and adults entering secondary education who reside in Loveland Housing Authority communities or participate in the Section 8 Program and wish to continue their education.

 

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis; deadlines for consideration are:

Spring semester – December 1st

Fall Semester – July 1st

Scholarship opportunities may be limited for fall 2020 due to COVID 19.

Criteria

  • LHA resident or client for a minimum of 1 year.
  • You must be in good standing with LHA – ask your Housing Coordinator for specifics.
  • High school graduation/GED equivalency diploma (funding may be available for GED completion.
  • Attendance at an accredited school
  • Willingness to participate in scholarship recognition events.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Apply

Download

Download and fill out the Scholarship Application. Please fill out electronically, no hand-written applications will be accepted.

Attach

Please read the application and attach any required documentation.

Submit

When you’re ready, submit your application via email to:

scholarship@lovelandhousing.org

Scholarship FAQ

What are the requirements and who is eligible?

Applications must be complete and typed.  All participants of LHA programs, including Section 8 voucher holders, are eligible.  You must be an LHA resident/client for a minimum of 1 year and attend an accredited school.  Finally, for those with college credits, you must have at least a 2.75 GPA.

What documentation is required to apply?

  1. Scholarship Application form.
  2. Copy of high school diploma, GED, or most recent unofficial transcript.
  3. Letter of good standing from your Housing Coordinator.
  4. Letter of recommendation from an individual not related to applicant which includes specific knowledge of an applicant’s accomplishments.  The letter should be no longer than one page.
  5. Copy of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  6. Letter of acceptance from an accredited school OR a copy of your most recent academic transcript.

What is the dollar amount of each scholarship?

Not to exceed $1200.00 per semester for full time students and $600 per semester for part-time students.

What is the scholarship money used for (books, tuition & fees, room & board)?

The money is given directly to the school and they apply the money to your student account.

What types of schools qualify as “accredited” institutions?

Accredited schools include universities, colleges, and trade schools.  There are literally hundreds of trade schools that qualify as accredited schools including but not limited to, graphic design, computers & technology, automotive, culinary, healthcare, etc.  To check your school’s accreditation status, visit https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home.

When are applications accepted?

Applications are accepted all year round.  Deadlines for consideration are December 1st for the spring semester and July 1st for the fall semester.

When and where can I get an application?

Applications are available all year long.  They are available online at www.lovelandhousing.org.  Computer access to fill out an application is available at the Loveland Housing Authority.  Please contact the scholarship coordinator to arrange a time to use a computer.

How many times can I be awarded a scholarship?

There is no limit to how many times you can receive a scholarship.  We have students who have received a scholarship several times.  

If I get denied, should I reapply?

Absolutely.  If you are denied for any reason, you can contact the scholarship coordinator to understand why you were denied and what you can improve on for the next funding cycle.

If I receive other financial aid, am I still eligible?

 Yes.  We encourage you to seek out all available resources to assist with your educational expenses. 

Is there an age limit for applicants?

 No.  Residents of all ages are encouraged to apply.

Can I apply if I am not yet accepted into a school?

You are allowed to apply, but keep in mind that you will not be awarded a scholarship if you do not have an acceptance letter from a school.  We need to be assured that you will be going to school and where we will need to send the scholarship funds.

Do I have to attend a school in Colorado?

No.  The school can be located in any state or the classes can be taken online. 

Do I have to go to school full time?

No.  There is no minimum requirement for the number of hours although part-time students are only eligible for up to a $600 scholarship award.

What are my chances of receiving a scholarship?

This depends on the number of applicants and available funding.  During award cycles with high interest, additional factors such as merit of the applicant’s situation and financial need may be additional points of consideration.

What is the FAFSA and why do I need to complete it?

 The FAFSA is an application that stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  There is no cost to fill out the form and can be found at www.fafsa.com or by calling 866-514-5948.  Completing a FAFSA is required because nearly every student is eligible for some type of financial aid.  We want to make sure that you are utilizing all available resources so you will be successful in completing your education.  If you would like assistance completing the FAFSA, this scholarship application, or other financial assistance applications, contact the Educational Opportunity Center at 970-491-6862.

Are there any additional requirements if I receive a scholarship?

You may be asked to engage in a recognition ceremony or public relations activity.  If you have questions or concerns about this, please talk to the scholarship coordinator.

Contact

Ashley Maffei, Scholarship Coordinator

scholarship@lovelandhousing.org