The Resident Scholarship program supports the education of Public Housing residents and Section 8 tenants with financial assistance to pursue higher education at a 4-year university, community college, or vocational training program.
In 2020, the LACDF provided scholarships to 27 Public Housing and Section 8 participants attending a four-year university, community college, or vocational program, totaling $27,000. The scholarships are made possible through private donors, Los Angeles County Development Authority employee donations, Edison International, and California Community Foundation.
Typically, the awardees are recognized at an annual conference, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the students were recognized in a video celebration. Click here to watch the video and hear how this scholarship has impacted the students' lives.