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The Nelrod Education Fund (NEF) Scholarship for Underserved Youth

The Nelrod Education Fund (NEF) Scholarship for Underserved Youth
Deadline: May31, 2023
Scholarship Notification: After July 31, 2023

Purpose: To provide educational and personal development opportunities to empower underserved, low-income youth residing in public and assisted housing who demonstrate a mature work ethic and an extraordinary will to succeed despite a lack of traditional resources.

Award Components: 1 (one) $1,000 Scholarship sufficient to encourage further education and to defray a portion of the cost and other materials. The number of eligible awards will be based on funding availability, eligibility criteria ranking, and the number of applicants.

Award Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicant must be a current High school senior, no older than 22 years of age.
2. Must reside in government subsidized or other participating low-income housing provided by a Nelrod Consortium Partner Agency for no less than two years prior to award. (see for a list of participating agencies)
3. Must be member of a "low-income" designated family. All Public Housing and Section 8 residents are eligible.
4. Must be a "C" or "Near 'C'" average student with a cumulative GPA not to exceed 3.5 or be lower than 2.0 on the 4.0 grading scale. If you don't meet this requirement, you are ineligible and will be disqualified.
5. Must have Work Experience, community service experience, or extra- curricular involvement.
6. Must have plans to attend an accredited 4 or 2-year University or college, or other vocational, trade school, or career development program.
7. Scholarship funds released to awardees upon verification of College or trade school enrollment by the NEF.
Note: Scholarship Awardees have one year post High School graduation to utilize scholarship funds.

Application Process: Applicant must submit the following items:
1. Complete and signed application form
2. Official academic transcript
3. Letter from Agency attesting residency and good moral character
(Sample Agency Recommendation Letter available at
4. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation - personal and/or academic

Please Type Application
No handwritten applications will be accepted.
Submit Application and ALL Required Materials to:
The Nelrod Education Fund
3301 West Fwy. Fort Worth, Texas 76107
No faxes will be received
You can email applications and all required documents

Please find the application here