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Recent News

The Ascend 2021 Scholarship Is Now Open for Applications

DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas created the Opportunity Rising Foundation, an education-focused nonprofit organization that provides students living in DHA’s Public Housing or who participate in DHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program access to resources and experiences that empower them to pursue higher education and lifelong learning. Opportunity Rising invests in education and learning, so… Read more »

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Opportunity Rising Announces Scholarships for 30 North Texas Students

Opportunity Rising Foundation Awarded Scholarship & Four Scholars Received Texas NAHRO Scholarships August 13, 2021 – Opportunity Rising, the education foundation for DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas, awarded 30 North Texas students with college scholarships and four foundation scholars received scholarships from the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials… Read more »

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Opportunity Rising Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Opportunity Rising Scholarship Awards application window is now open for 2021 high school graduates. The scholarships are designed for graduating high school seniors who reside in DHA’s Public Housing or participate in DHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program. Eligibility requirements are: Student must reside in DHA supported housing Becoming a graduate with a high school… Read more »

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College Scholarships: Where to Start and How to Stand Out

Stand out on your scholarship applications Looking for scholarships is an important step in getting ready for college. Higher education can be costly, fortunately there are many scholarships out there that can help you with the cost. To get the most out of scholarships it is important to start your search early. Though you may… Read more »


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