2020 "Open House in the Village" scholarship ceremony - all recipients on stage2020 "Open House in the Village" scholarship ceremony - all recipients on stage


Scholarship Opportunities for Public Housing Students

RRHA’s Resident Services Division works alongside graduating seniors by presenting different scholarship opportunities and the assistance needed to apply.

Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA)

Applications DUE January 27, 2023

Applications DUE April 2023 (various dates)

Application term opens February 6, 2023

VA Association of Housing & Community Development Officials (VAHCDO)

Tentative application period: January–March 2023

Have questions or need help applying?
Contact Wanda Daniel, Resident Services Program Manager, at 804-780-4832 or wanda.daniel@rrha.com.

Recent Scholarship News Articles

RRHA “Open House in the Village” Annual Scholarships

The “Open House in the Village” Annual Scholarship Event began in 2020 as an event to honor students in “our house”–the public housing communities and voucher holders managed by RRHA. 

We use the opportunity to honor the spirit, creativity, and perseverance of these students who have overcome great obstacles to achieve and thrive in a challenging environment. Graduating and being accepted to a college/university is a critical step in changing their environment.

Receiving one or more scholarships to help pay tuition is another great accomplishment and shows the hard work of these students. We, “the village” use this event as an opportunity to show our support by furnishing these collegebound students with the essentials they need to kickstart their college careers. These essentials include what a scholarship does not cover, and that parents or guardians may not have the resources to offer–furnishings and essentials for dorm rooms, toiletries, equipment, and much more! This annual observance is well on its way to becoming one of RRHA’s flagship events!

Support Our High School Graduates!

RRHA is calling on our partners, stakeholders, community activists, friends, and others to give generously to the success of our college-bound graduates and scholarship recipients. Your donation ensures that these public housing students are equipped with the essentials to begin their college careers!

Join RRHA in this worthwhile endeavor to encourage, uplift, and empower our students with the very best gift you can muster. All donations go to the RRHA Scholarship Fund and are used for the students receiving scholarships.

Donations of every size are greatly appreciated! All donations are tax-deductible.

Donate Online

Donation Amount:

Donate by Check

Make checks payable to:

RRHA Scholarship Fund

Mail or drop at:

901 Chamberlayne Parkway
Richmond, VA 23220

Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Please give as you are moved at one of the following levels. For more information about how you can support the Scholarship Fund or contribute to the Open House in the Village annual event, contact Wanda Daniel at Wanda.Daniel@rrha.com.

$10,000 & up