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Scholarship Opportunities

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.

Donate to the RRHA Scholarship Fund

Please give as you are moved to 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.

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

Donation Amount:

Donate by Check

Make checks payable to:
RRHA Scholarship Fund

Mail to:
P.O. Box 26887
Richmond, VA 23261-6887

Drop off at:
600 E Broad Street, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23219

Open House in the Village Annual Event

Receiving one or more scholarships to help with 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!

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 or university is a critical step in changing their environment.

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. 

2020 scholarship recipient posing with gift

RRHA’s “Open House in the “Village” Celebration was founded by Terese L. Walton.

Terese L. Walton is a 35-year veteran and trailblazer of the public and affordable housing industry. Her broad experience in housing policy and operations, as well as real estate and community development, have touched housing and redevelopment agencies throughout the country in such areas as New York, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Florida and Louisiana. With all her success, Walton has never lost focus on her reason for serving. Her purpose involves those who are sometimes ‘written off’ by society because of their zip code. She serves, in her own words, “to improve the lives of residents, and assist them in reaching their maximum potential.”

During her selfless service to the families of Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, she recognized the potential of young people living in public housing and their need and desire to continue education beyond high school.

Annual 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.

Terese L. Walton 4 Year Scholarship Program

The 2024 application period closed on July 5, 2024.

Check back in 2025 for updated deadlines.

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PHADA Scholarship Program

The 2024 application period closed on January 26, 2024.

Check back in 2025 for updated deadlines.

Questions? Contact Wanda Daniel, Resident Services Program Manager, at 804-780-4832 or wanda.daniel@rrha.com.

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