California and Hawaii - EAH Housing provides a place to call home for more than 7,000 children and teenagers at affordable housing properties throughout California and Hawai'i. To support these students as they prepare for life on their own, the organization is proud to announce the launch of the EAH Housing Scholarship Fund.
The Scholarship Fund is designed to ensure long term success for students. Throughout the course of their college education, scholarship recipients will receive annual awards. As opposed to one-time
grants, these ongoing scholarships will continue to open
doors for students as they shape their futures.
"Throughout our forty-three year history, EAH Housing has been committed to creating and fostering vibrant communities. We build quality affordable housing so our residents can have a stable place to call home, and with it, the opportunity for a better life. Now, we are excited to support our residents as they attend college and take important steps forward," said EAH Housing President and CEO Mary Murtagh.
"With the new EAH Housing Scholarship Fund, we hope to create a brighter future for the many talented young people who live in our communities. We know this will bring big benefits not only for them but for their families, and their communities," said Murtagh.
The scholarship fund was established with generous donations from the late affordable housing advocate Rebecca Wood Watkin, the EAH Board of Directors, and numerous EAH staff.
You too can help these students achieve their dreams of attending college. All gifts made to the EAH Housing Scholarship fund before September 1st will be matched 2 to 1. For example, a gift of $500 will be matched twice, to provide a $1,500 scholarship for an EAH student.
Established in 1968, EAH Housing is one of the oldest and most respected nonprofit developers and managers in the western United States. EAH has developed over 6,850 homes and manages 96 properties that serve more than 20,000 families, students and seniors in California and Hawai'i.