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2022 R.E.A.D.S Scholarship Application
The purpose of the Ruffin/Edwards Academic Development Scholarship (READS) is to provide scholarships for college or technical school to residents of Durham Housing Authority’s public housing communities.

Minimum Eligibility
Applicants must meet all the criteria below to be considered for a scholarship:
1. Must be a resident of public housing and be named as an occupant on the current lease prior to submitting
    the application.
2. Must be a high school graduate or have a completed General Education Diploma (G.E.D)
3. An acceptance letter from a college or university.

Application Procedure
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit the following information:
1. A completed application form.
2. An official transcript, report card or diploma of coursework and grades for the last school attended.
3. One typed letter of recommendation from someone who knows you (example: school counselor, teacher,
    employer, pastor, neighbor, family friend or community leader)
4. A one page typed (300 words minimum) personal statement (essay) indicating “Why You Wish to Continue
    Your Education” The personal statement should include your educational and career goals and need for
    financial assistance.
5. A copy of your completed Student Aid Report or Institution bill.
6. Describe a community service project/activity you will complete/perform as a way of giving back to the
    community during the period for which the scholarship applies.

*Applications are received on an ongoing basis; however, applicants should submit all materials by June 15th.

Selection Criteria
The following criteria will be considered when selecting recipients:
1. Prior academic performance, personal achievements, school involvement, and community involvement.
2. Commitment to and demonstrated potential for success in college or technical school.
3. Financial need as determined by the cost of college attendance compared with an applicant’s household
    income and other financial factors.

*Recipients may be asked to attend a personal interview prior to receiving a scholarship.

Scholarship Awards
Scholarships award amounts will vary depending on available funds, with a maximum award of $1500.00 per school year. Scholarships are awarded for one year only, but renewal is possible if funds are available and satisfactory progress is maintained. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or national origin.

Ruffin/Edwards Academic Scholarship
Attn: Resident Services Department
330 East Main Street, PO Box 1726
Durham, NC 27701

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Email *
Name and address of applicant (include property name) *
Date of Birth *
Name of High School and graduation month and year *
Current College or University *
What is your intended or current major *
Current year of study if currently enrolled in college? *
Please list school extracurricular activities in which you have participated. Activity/Year(s)/Leadership Position(s): example- Student Council President 11, 12th *
Please list community organizations such as service, volunteer and religious organizations in which you are now active or previously been active. Organization/Year(s)/Position(s): example- Boy’s & Girls Club/2020/Afterschool Tutor *
Please list any honors or awards you have received, and the name of the awarding organization.          Award/ Date/ Awarding Organization; example- Junior Scholar/2020/ Jordan high School *
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