Requirements & Guidelines

The Board of Directors of Community HousingWorks created the VALOR Scholarship Program to provide funds to Volunteers and Achievers who have Achieved academic success and who have demonstrated community Leadership, an Opportunity and Reward to help pay for higher education. VALOR Scholarships can be used for education-related expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, transportation, books, and school supplies. Applications are reviewed and evaluated by a committee comprised of staff and volunteers. All selections made by the committee are final.

 

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  1. Be over the age of 16.
  2. Be a current resident of affordable housing owned by Community HousingWorks in the first year of the scholarship. Renewal applicants do not need to live in CHW communities. Exceptions may be made for former CHW residents.
  3. Applicant must be attending a college, trade/vocational school, and/or the Armed Forces.
  4. Applicants must be a current or former Volunteer and/or Achiever at their CHW Community Center. (Volunteer hours will be verified through CHW ETO database.)
  5. There is no Grade Point Average requirement to apply for high school residents or first time applicants.
  6. Renewal applicants must possess a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA (transcripts required).
  7. Applicant must show proof of eligibility for admission and intent to attend the college/university, trade/vocational school, or Armed Forces indicated on the scholarship application.
  8. Scholarship recipients must be willing to be interviewed for news releases and attend the Annual VALOR Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

VALOR Scholarship Application

  • First Name:*
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  • Last Name:*
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  • Date of Birth:*
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  • Address:*
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  • City:*
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  • State:*select your state
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  • Zip code:*
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  • Phone:*
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  • E-mail:*
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  • Race/Ethnicity:*
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  • Are you a 1st generation college student?*You are a 1st generation college student if neither of your parents attended college.
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    No
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  • Name of Parent(s) or Guardian:*
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  • Graduation date:*
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  • Name of school currently attending or last attended:*
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  • School address:*
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  • City:*
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  • State:*select your state
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  • Zip code:*
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  • College/University/Vocational school you anticipate attending:*
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  • Location:*
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  • Anticipated college major or vocational goal:*
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  • Length of program:*
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  • Estimated annual tuition:*
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  • Other estimated costs:*
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  • Optional: Other organizations you have volunteered with besides CHW:*If you complete this section, please ask the volunteer coordinator of the organization(s) you've volunteered at for a letter of verification of your hours, history at the organization, and activities you have done as a volunteer. This must be received by April 7th, 2016.
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  • Personal Statement:

    All applicants must submit a 2-3 page personal statement. We encourage you to use our Personal Statement Guide to assist your writing.

    Letters of Recommendation

    All applicants must submit 2 letters of recommendation. Please email talvarez@chworks.org with both letters attached after submitting your application.
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  • Personal Statement*All applicants must submit a 2-3 page personal statement. Copy and paste your personal statement below.
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  • Completed applications and letters of recommendation must be received by the CHW office no later than
    April 7, 2017. *All scholarship monies must be used within one calendar year of award date.
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