CHA Scholarship application period is open

Jan 31, 2024

The application period for the 2023-2024 CHA/Springboard to Success (S2S) Scholarship opened this week. There are 125 scholarships of $2,000 apiece.

Jordan Henderson utilized the CHA Scholarship on his way to receiving a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Illinois University. He is now a Licensed Professional Therapist at the Chicago Department of Public Health.

“Winning the CHA scholarship has helped me to give back to my community,” Henderson said. “I enjoy using my personal backgrounds and experiences to inform how I practice therapy and assist those I am working with.”

The CHA/S2S 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 2023. CHA’s nonprofit partner, S2S, supports the scholarship.

The deadline for the CHA/S2S Scholarship application period is May 15. Go to for more information.

You can help us make more scholarships available for CHA residents by making a tax-deductible donation to S2S at