Kathy Espinoza-Howard Scholarship for Santa Clara County Housing Authority Residents
SCCHA offers the Kathy Howard-Espinoza Scholarship program, formerly known as Strive, to provide post-secondary educational financial assistance for Housing Choice Voucher participants or tenants of rental properties owned or affiliated with SCCHA.
Who Should Apply?
What You'll Need to Apply
How to Submit an Application
There are two ways to apply:
Print and mail to
Santa Clara County Housing Authority
Attn: Kathy Espinoza-Howard Scholarship
505 W. Julian Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Scholarship is currently closed
Please check back in Sping 2024
No, this is only available to Housing Choice Voucher participants or individuals who live in properties owned by or affiliated with SCCHA.
No, there is no age requirement.
An applicant may receive up to 4 scholarship awards.
If currently in school, applicants must be in good standing with their high school/college and may not be on disciplinary or academic probation.
SCCHA will award up to 50 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors, continuing college students, or returning students attending a university, community college or technical school on a full or part time basis.
Please call 408-993-3026. Please do not call to inquire about the status of your submitted application.
Other Scholarship Programs
If you qualify for the Kathy Espinoza-Howard scholarship, you should also look into resources from other housing agencies that SCCHA is affiliated with. These programs below are not maintained/handled by SCCHA, please contact the agencies directly if you have any questions.