The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) announces the inaugural recipients of its Founders’ Scholarships, established in 2015 in honor of BHC co-founders Carter McDowell and the late Mary Tyler McClenahan. A total of $11,000 has been awarded to nine adult residents (ages 17 and older) of BHC rental communities who are seeking higher education (two- or four-year degree or professional certificate program).
The recipients will be honored at a reception on Tuesday, August 30, from 6-7:30 pm at Lincoln Mews Community Center, 4101 North Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222.
The scholarship recipients’ ages, backgrounds and fields of study vary widely. Some are parents who want to set good examples for their children; some live with theirs, who support their quest for achievement. One is a grandfather; two are veterans; two were raised in Virginia’s foster care system. Five are employed, and two are on the Dean’s list at their respective institutions.