Apply for CHA Scholarship by Friday, May 14

May 12, 2021

Press contacts:
Office of Communications – Chicago Housing Authority
Karen Vaughan: (312) 786-6666; (312) 656-0743;
Matthew Aguilar: (312) 935-2646; (312) 523-7067;

CHICAGO (May 12, 2021) - The application period for the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Scholarship ends Friday, May 14. The program allows CHA students to apply for one of more than 250 college scholarships of $1,000 each.

The scholarship has been vital for CHA resident Iradukunda Claudine, who has been homebound during the pandemic with at-risk family and hasn’t been able to work or participate in internships.

“The scholarship has helped me pay for remaining school fees,” said Claudine, a public health major at George Washington University in Washington D.C. “It has helped me focus on my schooling during such a stressful time.”

The CHA Scholarship is available to current CHA public housing residents or Housing Choice Voucher participants who have at least a 2.0 GPA and are high school seniors or college undergraduates. Awards are based on applicants' academic merit, community involvement and essay content. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the U.S. in the Fall of 2021. CHA’s nonprofit partner, Springboard to Success (S2S) supports the scholarship.

The deadline for the application period is midnight, Friday, May 14, 2021. Go to for more information.



CHA’s vision is to foster strong, vibrant communities throughout Chicago by increasing affordable housing choices for low-income families. The CHA is also the largest rental housing owner in the City of Chicago. It serves more than 133,000 people in 63,000 households across the city through our Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, and Project-Based Voucher programs. For more information, visit