Hearthstone Housing Foundation

Scholarship Value: $5,000
Awards Available: 56
Award Deadline: Mar 31, 2023

Many students struggle to obtain a college degree due to the rising costs of education. To address this need, the Hearthstone Scholarship Fund was established in 2009. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000 and are available to students who reside in a Hearthstone property or in the surrounding community.


  • Be from a low-income household or demonstrate financial need
    • Low-income limits are determined by HUD. See current limits here
  • Be 15-25 years of age as of 3/31/2023
  • Be a resident of:
    • a Hearthstone Housing Foundation property or
    • a county where a Hearthstone property is located​
  • Be one of the following during the 2023-24 school year:
    • a full-time high school student requesting support for any of the following:
      • college preparation courses
      • fees related to the college application process
      • other academically enriching activities
    • a full-time undergraduate student attending a college, university, or vocational school​ in the United States
      • Please Note: Funds may not be used for graduate studies or studying abroad​​
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for current high school students or a 2.75 GPA for current college students
  • Be available for a phone interview in May 2023

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should supplement the information you have already provided on your application and allow the committee members a greater understanding of the experiences that have shaped you, your growth and your academic and professional goals.

Your statement must include:

  • Your goal(s) – either personal, professional, or academic
  • Your plan to achieve your goal(s)
  • How the scholarship funds awarded by Hearthstone Housing Foundation will be used
  • The steps you have already taken towards your goal(s) – for example relevant extra-curricular activities

The committee will be reviewing your personal statement for the above as well as your overall writing quality. Additionally, you will be graded on how well you demonstrate:

  • Community-Mindedness
  • Persistence / Overcoming Obstacles
  • Initiative / Leadership
  • Financial Need

Formatting: Failure to follow these guidelines may result in disqualification.

  • One page, single-spaced, with one-inch margins
  • Typed in 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Include your name in the top, right corner

Please note: If you are a renewal applicant, you must submit a new personal statement that incorporates your growth and experiences over the past year. Submitting a copy of last year’s personal statement will result in automatic disqualification.

Letters of Recommendation

You will be required to submit two (2) letters of recommendation written by professional or academic references. Common references include teachers, employers, coaches and club advisers.

Formatting: Failure to follow these guidelines may result in disqualification.

Each letter of recommendation should:

  • Not exceed one page in length
  • Be signed by recommender
  • Be dated within past 12 months
  • Be written on letterhead or include recommender’s verifiable contact information
How to Apply:

"No Essay" Nitro Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
To be eligible for the "No Essay" Nitro Scholarship you must be:A) A student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior or in an accredited college or university located within the United States;B) A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States;C) A parent who currently has a...

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 01, 2023
The "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply.To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being:A) EarnestB) DeterminedC) MovingThe scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics.Furthermore, the...

ScholarshipOwl No Essay Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 29, 2023
ScholarshipOwl is your source of relief from the dreaded application process. We put students on the fast-track to success by providing direct access to the scholarships they need the most. Take the hassle out of financial aid and maximize your chance at a free ride in college. No matter how much funding you need for school, we have the opportunities...

Niche 2K No Essay College Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
Niche is the market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, over 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search and data tools, Niche helps millions of students and families find and enroll in the right school for them. Who Can ApplyAll high school and college students, as...

SP Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.Thus...

10 Words or Less Scholarship

Deadline: Apr 15, 2023
Scholarship Eligibility:A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2023.B) This scholarship is provided by StudentScholarships.org. In order to apply for our scholarship follow these instructions:1. Go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships and place a comment on any post you see answering the question:In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve...

Live Nation Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
Supports students pursuing careers in the five core areas of the Live Nation business: concert and venue promotion; sponsorship and advertising; ticketing; e-commerce; and artist management.Eligibility and Guidelines:Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum of 60 credits earned, enrolled at an accredited college or university at the time of award in the fall semesterApplicant must be pursuing...

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
Welcome to the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program! Whether you are a student, parent, family member, instructor, school administrator, or just interested in STEM education, we are excited to share more about our efforts to support the academic endeavors of college-level learners across the nation.Lockheed Martin launched the STEM Scholarship Program in 2018 as part of investment in the next...

The National Black Nurses Association provides scholarships to students at all levels (LPN to Doctorate).The National Black Nurses Association offers various scholarships each year including:Dr. Lauranne Sams ScholarshipNBNA Board of Directors ScholarshipMrs. Ola Lofton ScholarshipBAND AID BRAND Black Healthcare Heroes in Nursing ScholarshipMargaret Pemberton ScholarshipNurseThink.com ScholarshipVITAS Healthcare / Esther Colliflower ScholarshipMaria R. Dudley Advanced Practice Nurse ScholarshipGeorge E. McGuire Memorial...

National Dairy Shrine Scholarships

Deadline: Apr 15, 2023
Tomorrow’s dairy leaders are here today, in classrooms, dairy youth organizations, at dairy competitions and on dairy farms across the country. The Dairy Shrine’s task is to encourage, stimulate and inspire them. Since its inception, Dairy Shrine has recognized the importance of laying a foundation for the future, and has constantly expanded its youth programs to capture and challenge the...