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The Howard Hughes Community
Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: July 17, 2024 3:00 pm CT

Howard Hughes creates vibrant, award-winning communities where people can live their best lives. To support generations to come, The Howard Hughes Scholarship Program will award three renewable $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors residing in or around one of their communities.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Howard Hughes Community Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduates residing in one of the following five (5) regional areas:
    • Maryland – Howard County
    • Texas – Harris or Montgomery Counties
    • Nevada – Clark County
    • Arizona – Maricopa County
    • Hawaii – Honolulu County
  • Plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Be pursuing a major in one of the following fields:
    • Real Estate/Construction, Sustainability, Accounting, Marketing/Digital, Finance/Economics, Technology, Engineering (Civil/Mechanical), Human Resources, Communication, English/Literature


Up to 3 renewable awards of $5,000 each will be granted.

Awards are renewable up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance. Students do not need to continue to reside in an eligible regional area for renewal of their award.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in July.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Howard Hughes. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation

Financial need will be considered.

Provided qualified applications are received, at least one recipient will be selected that is currently living with, or have lived with, a foster care family and one recipient will be selected that self-identifies as American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Howard Hughes play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

    NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
  • Copy of the first two pages of your IRS Form 1040 used to complete the Financial Information section of the application (Please black out SSN).

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than July 22, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Howard Hughes has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!

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