Scholarship Opportunities

The cost of furthering your education can seem overwhelming. Paying to attend college or a trade school is not as difficult as you may think! There are many, many resources available. The key is to PLAN AHEAD.

Applications are closed until further notice.  Please see national links below.

The HACB Resident Scholarship Program:


The Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville established the Resident Scholarship Fund in late 2002 for the benefit of all HACB Public Housing Residents and Housing Choice (Section 8) participants who are planning to attend an institution of higher education.  In September 2008 the Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville Board of Commissioners and approved and adopted the “Scholarship Policy.” The scholarship serves as an opportunity for those individuals who have a desire to further their education but lack the adequate financial means to accomplish this goal. The scholarship is designed to inspire these individuals to work toward becoming independent and economically self-sufficient members of the community.


Applicants for HACB  scholarships must be:

  1. A current HACB public housing resident or Housing Choice (Section 8) participant.
  2. A graduating high school senior or already have a high school diploma/GED.
  3. Currently attending or planning to attend a college, university, technical school or another post-secondary school.

Note: If you are currently attending or attended a post-secondary school previously, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater (transfer credits are not considered in this GPA).

For more information and applications, contact your Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator, Ana Trejo at 956-214-1527 or

Students can also search for national scholarships and apply.  We encourage all high school students to apply to all scholarship applications on the links below.