LYAP Award Recipients

Public Housing Residents


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

It’s that time of year! Applications for the NAHRO Merit Scholarship and the NAHRO-LDG Scholarship program are open! Take advantage of this special opportunity to award eight scholars who live in NAHRO agency member-provided housing a scholarship to continue their studies after graduating high school.

Applications are due to National NAHRO by July 8, 2022. Please review the application in detail as some changes have been made from years prior.

NAHRO Merit and NAHRO-LDG College Scholarship Rules – The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)

x