Scholarships


Laurie Carr Scholarship Program
Applications accepted through May 22, 2019

South Portland Housing Authority awards up to $2,000 each year in scholarships through the Laurie Carr scholarship program, at the determination of the SPHA board. Applicants must be a resident of a South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) owned or managed property, or a recipient of an HCV voucher under the jurisdiction of the SPHA. Applicants must also be currently attending or planning to attend a certification, license, or degree earning program

Submissions include:

  1. Completed application here: Laurie Carr Scholarship 2019 App
  2. Verification of acceptance into a certification, license, or degree earning program, or information provided as to where you are in the process of application and acceptance.
  3. A typed Essay of minimum 250 words – topic is “Why This Training/Education, Why Now?” Applicant may provide a sample of their personal work as an alternate submission in lieu of essay or in addition to a shorter essay. Written personal work
    submitted should address the topic.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from non-relatives.

Submit your application by mail, postmarked no later than May 22, 2019 or bring to the Authority office located at 100 Waterman Drive, South Portland by May 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm.