SchoolHouse Connection Youth Scholarship

June 2, 2025
Awards Available: 10

Scholarship Description

You are eligible to apply for the SchoolHouse Connection Youth Scholarship if you: are currently residing in the United States (undocumented applicants are also eligible); were born on or after a specified birthdate; will begin college (four year, community college or trade school) for the first time (not including dual-enrollment courses); and experienced homelessness in the last six years. Besides the application, you must also submit: a high school transcript; 1-3 recommendation letters; and an essay (1,000 words maximum) that answers the following 3 topics- your experience of homelessness and how it relates to your life and education; your commitment to education during your experience of homelessness; and your desire to attend college.

Besides the monetary award, SchoolHouse Connection Scholars will also receive: one-on-one Support from SchoolHouse Connection Staff; three all-expenses paid trips (the awards ceremony celebration, a Washington, DC summit and a workforce success retreat); support from other SchoolHouse Connection Scholars; and opportunities to engage in state and federal policy advocacy. If you are selected as an awardee, we will call you first, email you second or reach out to your point of contact listed in your application. Scholarship Search