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!

The Lowell Youth Activities Program, Inc. Scholarship is now Available!

Click here for eligibility details and to apply. for questions, please contact Michelle Dinan, Family Self-Sufficiency Director at 978-364-5368. The deadline to apply is May 29th.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

HAI Group, 2020, Application Deadline, April 30, 2020

HAI Group’s Resident Scholarship Program has been providing scholarships to public housing and housing choice residents since 2003. Since 2003, the HAI Group has awarded over $1.2M to over 430 residents. Learn more and apply.