Hillcrest Transitional Housing Youth Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarships to current residents or graduates of Hillcrest’s Youth Program who demonstrate a desire and an aptitude to pursue higher education.

The students eligible for assistance shall be current residents or graduates of Hillcrest’s Youth Program who demonstrate a desire to pursue higher education, and have been accepted or are currently enrolled at a two-year or four-year college or university, a vocational/technical school or certificate program. There will not be a GPA requirement. In evaluating applicants, the student’s response to an essay question in the scholarship application inviting them to express personally why they are pursuing their education will be a determining factor.

Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in equal payments to the educational institution in August and January.

Applications are accepted year round however formal announcements will be made in April and November of each year.

Students may reapply annually up to four years as long as the student is making progress towards earning a degree. Progress towards earning a degree includes: a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester or its equivalent, passing classes, being in good standing with the educational institution, not dropping out, and other criteria as determined by the Youth Scholarship Committee.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe an educational challenge you have faced and how you overcame it.
  2. Name of person who has impacted you most in your life and discuss what lessons you have learned from them.
  3. Express personally why you are pursuing your education.
  4. How has your life changed since the moment you started the Hillcrest Youth Program?
  5. How would this scholarship help you achieve your goals?