Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority

DRHA Scholarship Advancement Fund

We are excited to offer our residents who reside in section 8 (HCV), public housing, and the community at large (based on income); the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to continue the pursuit of their educational goals and who will be attending a trade or vocational school or 2 – 4-year college/university. 

The Scholarship period will open every January 15th and close every February 28th.
(see our Facebook page for all the latest news on the opening and closing of the Scholarship Advancement Fund)

Students must upload the following with their application:
*Transcripts or GED certificate
*500-word Personal essay

Scholarships will be awarded in the following categories:

The (TBN) Scholarship Award: $500.00 Eligibility: Must have obtained a GED or have a GPA of 2.00 -2.99

The (TBN) Scholarship Award: $1000.00 Eligibility: Must have a GPA of 3.00 - 3.99

The Dr. Zachary P. Hairston Scholarship Award: $2000.00 Eligibility: Must have a GPA of 4.00 and up

To apply, please click on the link below

Students with GPAs of 3.00 and higher will be invited to apply for the Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials Scholarship (VAHCDO). You can find out more information about that scholarship here.

Additionally, our public housing and section 8 residents who are looking for job and training resources, such as uniforms, special equipment for employment, transportation assistance, and other resources, may apply for assistance of up to $200.00.