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Scholarship Program

Since 1987, the LMHA Scholarship program has awarded 471 scholarships with a value of $1.2 million to residents of public and assisted housing. 


To participate, students must live in a public housing development or receive Section 8 assistance from the Louisville Metro Housing Authority. Scholarships are awarded* based upon a student's GPA (grade point average), financial need, other financial aid, written essay response and an interview process. College students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and must be enrolled as a full-time student. 

Application Process

Due to the difficulties public housing residents and housing choice voucher recipients may be experiencing in preparing their 2022 Louisville Metro Housing Authority Scholarship applications, LMHA has shortened the application and will review all applications as received with decisions to award made within ten (10) calendar days. The sooner an application is received, the sooner the funding decision can be made.

To request an application, contact Connie Simrell at or call (502) 569-3439. You may also access the application online by clicking the link below. 

2023 LMHA Scholarship Opportunity - CLICK HERE


*Scholarship awards are dependent upon funding availability

Alphonzo Brown

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A little encouragement was all Alphonzo Brown needed to put his ambition to work, land a job in the high-growth technology field and grow a small business. That encouragement came in the form of a scholarship through the Louisville Metro Housing Authority and help from staff members. When Alphonzo, a former Clarksdale resident, expressed an interest in college, LMHA staff guided him in the right direction. As a result of their guidance and support, Alphonzo successfully completed his Associate Degree from the RETS Institute of Technology. "The Housing Authority gave me the tools I needed to grow," said Alphonzo.

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