Scholarship for Affordable Housing Residents Announced

The Related Affordable Foundation’s Scholarship Program invites high school seniors in Chicago and across the country who reside at affordable housing properties to apply for scholarships to support their pursuit of higher education, including trade and technical schools, colleges and universities. The goal of the program is to eliminate the economic barriers these young adults often face while pursuing higher education.

All affordable housing residents are eligible to apply for scholarship funding. The Foundation recently awarded Parkway Gardens resident Mekaela Barner a scholarship to help her continue her college education. Barner attends Harris-Stowe State University, a historically Black public university in St. Louis, Missouri.

“I’m so grateful to be able to continue my college career at Harris-Stowe State,” Barner said. “I deeply value the opportunity that a college education will create, and I feel confident knowing the Related Affordable Foundation is behind me.”

With an interest in entrepreneurship, Barner is

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