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Scholarship Application

If you are attending or plan to attend a college, a technical, vocational or other training program for the academic year 2013-2014 and are a resident of the Plattsburgh Housing Authority, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Application Procedure

  1. Obtain and complete an application. Applications may be obtained at the Ted K Community Center, at the PHA main office or on the PHA website (Richard Durham Scholarship Application).
  2. Obtain two letters of recommendation.
  3. Write an essay (maximum of 1,000 words) explaining why you are deserving of a scholarship.
  4. Obtain high school and college transcripts. (Successful completion of at least one semester of post high school classes is preferred not mandatory.)
  5. Complete your application process and return it to the Ted K Center or the PHA main Office by Tuesday, January 21, 2014.


Selection Criteria

The scholarship committee will consider among other factors the following when selecting recipients:

  1. Financial need as determined by the costs of college attendance compared with an applicant’s household income and other financial factor’s.
  2. Prior academic performance, personal achievements.
  3. Commitment to and demonstrated potential for success in college, technical or vocational school.


Finalists will be notified thereafter by mail and/or telephone and may be asked to attend a personal interview with the PHA Durham Scholarship Committee. Good Luck with your application and plans for a higher education!