Our dedicated board members are instrumental in guiding the foundation towards its mission of developing vibrant communities and improving lives. Committed to the delivery of optimal programming and supportive services, our board brings a wealth of experience and passion to our cause.

The HATC Foundation Scholarship Program

This program aims to foster academic excellence and community responsibility in high school students. The program, offered by the HATC Foundation, is designed for graduating seniors who intend to enroll in higher education during the upcoming Fall Semester. The scholarship, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, covers tuition and fees at a two-year junior college, technical school, trade institution as well as four-year institutions. This financial aid supports individuals in obtaining a recognition certificate that prepares them for entry into the workforce.

How to apply

Scholarship applications and recommendation forms are due by Friday, May 10, 2024. To apply, please download the scholarship documents and return completed copies through the following methods, or apply online. Detailed instructions can be found on the application.


Chessie Floyd, The HATC Foundation / BiGAUSTIN,
Self Sufficiency Case Manager / Coordinator at
[email protected]


The HATC Foundation / BiGAUSTIN – Resident Scholarship Program
8000 Centre Park Drive, Suite #200
Austin, Texas 78754


Use the following links below to apply online. Share the link to the recommendation form with your two advocates (could be your employer, school counselor, teacher, family member, coach, pastor, etc.)
Apply Online → (complete this yourself)
Recommendation Form → ( - share this with your advocates

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must reside in an HATC affordable housing community or a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) household.
  • Becoming a graduate with a high school diploma
  • Show leadership potential with a proven track record.
  • Enrolling in an institution of higher education in the Fall semester of the upcoming school year
  • Must intend on being a full-time student (If applicable)

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit the following:

  • Must have completed the entire scholarship packet (If applicable)
  • Provide a sealed copy of your high school transcript.
  • Provide two (2) recommendation forms (employer, school counselor, teacher, family member, coach, pastor, etc.)
  • Provide proof of submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Submit a 500-word essay.

Southwest Regional Council NAHRO Scholarship Program

This program provides scholarship opportunities to families that reside in, work with, or who otherwise receive housing benefits from one of the member agencies of the Council. The SWRC NAHRO annually awards scholarships totaling more than $10,000.00. Scholarship awards are available to public housing residents, participants in rental assistance or similar programs, both heads of household and other family members, and children of staff working for a member agency.

How to apply

Students can apply for scholarships on the Southwest Regional Council NAHRO's website.

Texas NAHRO Scholarship Program

This program provides scholarships each year to deserving high school seniors, graduating in the Spring following the application’s deadline, and who are currently living with their families as Public Housing or Section 8 program residents.

How to apply

Students can view eligibility requirements and find application forms on Texas NAHRO's website.

Austin Community Foundation Scholarships

Austin Community Foundation offers more than 100 different scholarships for graduating high school, current college students, or continuing education students through their online application system. The eligibility criteria for each scholarship award varies and may include financial need, merit, geographic area or field of study. After completing the general application, each student is automatically matched with all of the awards for which they qualify.

How to apply

Students can view eligibility requirements and find application forms on Austin Community Foundation's website.

Austin Community College (ACC) Career Scholars

Austin Community College (ACC) offers a new and all-inclusive scholarship program, Career Scholars, that provides full financial and academic support to students majoring in fields with high earning potential. ACC will cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books — a $5,000 value — and ensure you have guidance throughout your college journey. Career Scholars fall into two categories, graduating high school seniors and adult learners. The programs are slightly different, and so are the application steps.

How to apply

Students can view eligibility requirements and find application forms on Austin Community College's website.

MexAustin IME Becas/Scholarships

This scholarships provides financial support for first-time college students who are Mexican/Latino immigrants and/or children of Mexican/Latino immigrants.

How to apply

Students can view eligibility requirements and find application forms on Austin Community College's website.

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