HACE is Celebrating its 85th Anniversary

Scholarships

The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth, which manages the Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Grant Program, partners with Prevention Links to provide service coordinators to assess residents’ needs and enable them to utilize supportive services and resident empowerment resources available in the community. The goal is for residents to increase their earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. By meeting professional, financial, health, and educational goals, residents have the tools to become more self-sufficient.

 

Apply for a HACE Scholarship

The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth believes that education contributes to a successful future and improves the lives of residents. In addition to providing housing and supportive services, HACE will be awarding five scholarships for $2,000 each to residents/section VIII participants of HACE-owned and/or managed properties. These scholarships, at the discretion of the award winners, will go to college, technical/trade school expenses for books, tuition & fees, transportation, etc. The following scholarships are available:

Learn more about the recipients of HACE’s First Annual Scholarship Gala and save the date for the Second Annual Scholarship Gala Press Release on April 26, 2024. The 2024 scholarship application information will be available after the gala takes place.

Save the Date purple flyer with information regarding HACE's Second Annual Scholarship Gala on April 26 2024 with HACE Scholarship Fund logo

2023 Scholarship Information

2023 Scholarship Flyer

Please review residency requirements prior to completing the scholarship application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2023

Submit an online application HERE

Download an application HERE

Email the scholarship committee with any questions or concerns at scholarshipfund@hacenj.com.

Scholarships will be awarded on July 14, 2023.

Annual NJNAHRO Scholarship

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (NJNAHRO) accepts applications to its scholarship program annually. Since 2011, over $50,000.00 in scholarships have been distributed to deserving, low & moderate income students. The program is open to both High School Seniors and applicants that previously graduated and would like to go back to school. It is available for college and trade schools. You must be a resident of public housing or Section 8 for a minimum of 12 months prior to submitting an application.

All applications must be submitted by your Housing Authority and must be 100% complete with all required attachments. Information about the Scholarship Program can also be obtained at: NJNAHRO.ORG

  • Click HERE for the 2021 Scholarship Brochure
  • Click HERE for the 2021 Scholarship Application for High School Seniors
  • Click HERE for the 2021 Scholarship Application for Non-High School Applicants

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

HACE assists residents in identifying and accessing scholarship opportunities for young adults interested in attending college. This includes providing assistance in applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It also includes publicizing The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth (HACE) Scholarship. Other scholarship opportunities include The Housing Authority Insurance (HAI) Group Scholarship and the City of Elizabeth Arabella Miller Halsey Trust Fund.

The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth (HACE) Scholarship was established in 2012. This scholarship provides a one-time (non-renewable, up to) $1,000.00 scholarship offered to high school graduating seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) or an approved New Jersey College or University. Applicants must have a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA), a permanent address within The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth, and be a public housing/Section 8/Tax Credit resident. In addition, HACE provides a one-time (non-renewable, up to) $1,000.00 scholarship for a current graduate student enrolled at any accredited four-year college or university within the United States. Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, a permanent address within The Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth, and be a public housing/Section 8/Tax Credit resident.