Two ARHA residents receive $6,000 scholarships


By Katherine Hapgood |

Two Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority residents have each been awarded a $6,000 scholarship for the upcoming school year, according to a news release. The scholarships were made possible by the Resident Scholarship program from the Housing Authority Insurance Group, which has awarded 20 $6,000 scholarships this year.

The two recipients of the scholarships are Natasha Cross, a single parent and rising senior at George Mason University, and Yonael Tekleberhan, a rising senior at Virginia Commonwealth University. This is Cross’ second consecutive year receiving the scholarship, according to the release.

To qualify for an HAI scholarship, students must live in a housing authority property or a property with a Housing Choice Voucher administered by a housing authority and must be enrolled in the fall 2021-2022 academic year, according to the release.