Opportunity Rising Scholarship for DHA Residents

DHA’s educational scholarship foundation, Opportunity Rising has provided educational scholarships to our residents for more than 20 years, investing over $1.5 million of non-federal funds.

In light of COVID-19, the foundation has extended their Opportunity Rising Scholarship application deadline from May 25, 2020 to June 12, 2020.

The Opportunity Rising Scholarship is for current high school and General Education Development (GED) students who are under 19 years of age and are enrolling in an institution of higher learning for the Fall Semester of the upcoming school year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must reside in DHA supported housing
  • Becoming a graduate with a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolling in an institution of higher learning for the Fall Semester of the upcoming school year
  • Must complete this application in its entirety

To apply for this scholarship, students submit the following:

  • Completed scholarship packet
  • Email one recommendation letter (letters can be from an employer, community representative, or school official)
  • Email a copy of GPA, SAT, and ACT scores
  • Email a photograph (headshot only)
  • Complete the “Let’s Talk About You” section
  • Submit a 500-word typed essay (not to exceed 550 words) The theme for this year’s essay submission is “The Labor, Loss and Love of a Pandemic.” In the essay, please explain what you would do and how you would handle a pandemic in your city and community. Please explain the labor, loss and love that one experiences in a pandemic event.

Each essay will be judged on:

  • Quality of content
  • Ability to captivate the reader
  • Originality
  • Correct grammar usage (punctuation and spelling)
  • Overall presentation

Deadline: Friday, June 12, 2020 at 5pm CST

To learn more about the Opportunity Rising scholarship and apply please visit: https://www.opportunityrisingfoundation.org/scholarships/

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