LYAP Award Recipients

Family Self-Sufficiency


Youth Enrichment


The Lowell Housing Authority’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lowell Youth Activities Program, Inc., is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt 509(a)(1) public charity with the mission to educate, mentor and advance children within our Public Housing and Section 8 programs, as well as provide them access to both opportunities and experiences they could not otherwise afford. In many cases, it is very difficult for the families of these children to afford extracurricular activities, after-school programming and the pursuit of higher education. Through ongoing donor support, we are able to fund an academic-based After-School Program, a Summer Youth Recreation Program and award over $19,000 in college scholarships on an annual basis.

Each June, the Annual Scholarship Awards Reception is hosted at a local venue and our recipients are recognized for their academic accomplishments and future aspirations. This event has historically raised the majority of our funding and is essential to the long-term wellbeing of the program. We continually receive support from many local businesses, individuals, and agencies with one-hundred percent of revenue utilized to administer and further the efforts of this program.

Donations are welcome throughout the year. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, please contact [email protected]. Thank you for your support!

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Red Pine Scholarship, 2020, Application Deadline, February 14, 2020

The Red Pine Scholarship is designed for low- to middle-income families in Massachusetts who have demonstrated academic excellence and and planning to attend undergraduate colleges in the fall of 2020. This scholarship provides for tuition assistance, mentoring and other flexible financial supports.  View application details.

Yawkey Foundation Scholarship, 2020, Application Deadline, February 14, 2020

This scholarship provides a four-year renewable tuition scholarship and other supports to help students achieve academically. More than $13 million in scholarships have been issued to more than 300 scholars since the Yawkey Foundation Scholarships program inception.  View application details