‘It has been life changing for me.’ Northeastern Boston Housing Authority Scholars Program creates opportunity

Date Published: 
October 17th, 2023

From Northeastern Global News:

Adelia Argueta had multiple options for attending college — and attending college for free.

But when Argueta received that opportunity from Northeastern through the Boston Housing Authority Scholars program, she knew she had found a match.

“God put me here for a reason — this school is for me,” Argueta, a first-year student, says. 

The Northeastern Boston Housing Authority Scholars Program provides full-tuition scholarships for BHA public housing residents. The scholarship is available to recent high school graduates looking for a traditional undergraduate bachelor’s degree program, or students of any age interested in a bachelor’s completion program through the College of Professional Studies. 

“We’re very lucky to have this partnership that has been going on for so long,” Sahar Lawrence, director of resident leadership and community affairs at the BHA, says. Lawrence says the program has been around for roughly 40 years.

“When residents find out about it, they are very enthusiastic. So it’s quite exciting sometimes,” Lawrence continues. “It’s pretty unique to have this scholarship for a neighborhood school.”

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