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Inspired Path Forward Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

RDC Development, a partnership between Wavecrest Management and MDG Design + Construction, has established a scholarship program to assist residents of Williamsburg Houses who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

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 Inspired Path Forward Scholarship Program must:

  • Be a resident or a dependent child of a resident of Williamsburg Houses, a 1,620-unit public housing complex in Brooklyn, New York, at the time of the application deadline date.
  • Be a student in 9th – 12th grade*, high school graduate, or current college undergraduate.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time or part-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

*Awards will be disbursed to recipients upon their high school graduation

All residents are encouraged to apply. 


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to 15 awards will be granted. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school only


All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of RDC Development. Payments are made in the month of August. The check will be made payable directly to the recipient’s school.

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

Financial need is not considered.

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

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

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