SCCHA’s service to Santa Clara County extends beyond the housing we build and the rental assistance vouchers we administer. We are committed to helping low-income families become self-sufficient and independent of government aid.
We created the Strive scholarship program to provide post-secondary educational financial assistance for Section 8 tenants or tenants of rental properties owned or affiliated with SCCHA.
Strive scholarships are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors and college students attending a university, community college or technical school on a full or part-time basis. Qualified applicants must complete an application, which includes an essay on long-term goals, a letter of recommendation and a copy of recent transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted). The transcripts requirement will be waived for applicants who have been out of school for five or more years. For the 2018 award, there is no limit on the number of previous awards the applicant may have received. Beginning in 2019, Strive scholarships will not be available to applicants who have already received four previous awards.
Click here for the 2018 Strive Scholarship application packet. Applications for 2018 Strive scholarships are due by May 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.