Strive Scholarship Program

Applications for the Strive scholarship are available now, and must be submitted by June 15, 2022 June 30, 2022 (extended deadline) . Applicants may use the online application to submit the application materials electronically. Click here to access the paper application in [English][Español][Tiếng Việt]

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. In 2022, applicants with the highest scores will be awarded with at least $1,000.00.

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, and provide a letter of recommendation.

Questions about the Strive Scholarship program can be directed to Dhory Sison ( or 408-993-3026).


Additional scholarship opportunity - NAHRO Merit College Scholarship Program

Section 8 tenants or tenants of rental properties owned or affiliated with SCCHA are eligible to apply to the NAHRO Merit College Scholarship Program.

The NAHRO Merit College Scholarship Program awards a one-time payment of $1,000 each to eight scholars, one from each NAHRO region, who are pursuing their first post-secondary degree (scholars applying for a master’s or a PHD are not eligible). Each NAHRO region submits an applicant of their choice from their own scholarship program. The Pacific Southwest Regional Chapter (PSWRC) of NAHRO is sponsoring an additional scholarship of $1,000, with the opportunity to renew up to four (4) years.

Three NAHRO Merit Scholarship program winners will be selected by the NAHRO Scholarship Committee to become a part of the NAHRO-LDG Scholars program. In addition to the one-time scholarship provided through the NAHRO Merit College Scholarship, NAHRO-LDG Scholars will receive:

•  A $12,000 scholarship distributed over four years to assist with tuition and university-affiliated housing expenses

•  An opportunity to earn up to $9,000 in stipends for summer internships and other approved activities that support the student’s academic matriculation

•  Networking opportunities with business and community leaders