Housing Authority Insurance (HAI) Group Resident Scholarship Program

About the Scholarship

HAI Group Resident Scholarship provides financial assistance for college students who live in properties insured by affiliates of Housing Authority Insurance (HAI) Group.

The Mechanicville Housing Authority is an insured under the HAI Group. The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:

  • This program is open to U.S. citizens who reside in 1) a property administered by a housing authority that is a member of Housing Authority Risk Retention Group (HARRG) or Housing Authority Property Insurance (HAPI); 2) an affordable housing property insured by Housing Enterprise Insurance Company (HEIC).
  • Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited 2 or 4-year college, university, or technical school in any state.
  • Recipients are selected in a random drawing from among all eligible applicants.

To learn more about the HAI Group Scholarship Program including information on the application process, eligibility, and qualification requirements, check out their scholarship webpage at Scholarships – HAI Group (

PHADA Scholarship Program

In order to encourage academic excellence and community responsibility among high school students, PHADA maintains a scholarship program for graduating seniors who are preparing to enter college.

Every year PHADA awards three scholarships to deserving youth currently residing in a member agency.

The Mechanicville Housing Authority (MHA) is a member agency.

The three scholarships are as follows:

  1. Bollinger Memorial Scholarship.
  2. The Freedom & Civil Rights Scholarship.
  3. The Nan McKay Pathway to Achievement Scholarship

Scholarship money goes directly to the school that the recipient will be attending and may be used to pay for tuition, books, and activities directly related to the student’s education.

Contact the MHA if you would like to apply. The number of applications is limited to two (2) for each Housing Authority. The MHA will choose two applications to support and provide the Executive Director’s recommendation along with the application fee.

CHW Scholarship Fund

The CHW Scholarship Fund was created in 2013 as an extension of the CHW mission and is reflective of our commitment to the affordable housing industry and community development.

The Fund was created to help students who live in affordable housing obtain financial aid for full- or part-time study at approved colleges, junior colleges, technical, schools, and other post-secondary institutions leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate. Graduate studies are not eligible.

Through the 2021-2022 cycle, CHW has awarded more than $185,000 in scholarships to qualified students.

The Scholarship Fund is entirely underwritten by CHW and we are neither soliciting nor accepting outside financial support.