WVAHA Scholarship Program
The West Virginia Association of Housing Authorities (WVAHA) sets aside money each year for scholarships that can be used by high school graduates, current college students, and those wanting to return to school. The scholarship program was founded in 1984 to provide higher education opportunities for low-income housing residents and employee dependents. Scholarships may be used for any two or four-year program at an accredited college, university, or technical school. These scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other academic related supplies, as well as for room/board and transportation expenses related to school.
Russell Bibbee Memorial Scholarship (One year scholarship available: $1,000)
The Russell Bibbee Memorial Scholarship was named after the Point Pleasant Executive Director that worked many years assisting to build the scholarship program for the association. Recipients of this scholarship must be graduating high school seniors who are dependents of employees of member housing agencies.
Manuel C. Cartelle Scholarship (One year scholarship available: $1,000)
The Manuel C. Cartelle Scholarship is named after the former Beckley Housing Authority Executive Director. He was an advocate for Housing residents to further their education and he was one of the original Scholarship Trust Fund trustees. Recipients of this scholarship must be any household member residing in public or assisted housing managed by a member of WVAHA.
SERC/NAHRO (One scholarship available: $1,000)
The SERC/NAHRO Scholarship goes to any household member residing in public or assisted housing managed by a member of WVAHA and SERC/NAHRO. The scholarship fund will be administered by the WVAHA Scholarship Committee. The money will go directly to the scholarship recipient in August for the fall semester and January for the spring semester. If the scholarship recipient discontinues his or her education or does not maintain a 2.5 GPA, the unused portion of the scholarship will revert to the WVAHA Scholarship Fund. The scholarship award must be used in one academic year, longer if approved by the Scholarship Committee. Scholarship recipients are eligible to apply and receive a secondary stipend, the amount determined by the Scholarship Committee, provided all requirements for the enrollment and continued support are met.
Laura Rossmeyer Professional Development Scholarship: (One scholarship available: $500)
The West Virginia Association of Housing Authorities (WVAHA) offers one scholarship of $500, for an employee of a Public Housing Authority. Scholarships may be used for any two or four-year program at an accredited college, university, or technical school.
Scholarship applicants must: 1. Be an employee of a Public Housing Authority for at least of one year by the application submission deadline. 2. Be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED).