Havenpark Communities

Education

Highlighted by our academic scholarship program, Havenpark’s Education Success Program is committed to enriching the lives of our residents through educational funding opportunities, higher education awareness and access, and programming geared toward early childhood education and adult education.

Are you interested in pursuing additional education or training?

  • College or University
  • Trade School
  • Vocational or Technical Training

Each year, Havenpark Communities offers multiple competitive educational scholarships to eligible residents of our communities.  

You can pursue your dreams! Our scholarship application is now open! 

Who is Eligible?

  • Be either a current resident of a Havenpark Community or have a parent/legal guardian that is a current resident.
  • A high-school senior, current undergraduate or someone planning on enrolling in part-time or full-time study at an accredited post-secondary institution beginning in 2023.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Note: Applicants must meet all of the criteria above for consideration.

Havenpark Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

The Havenpark Scholarship is a financial award granted to a resident, or the child of a resident, who is planning to pursue or is currently pursuing, further undergraduate education at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school in the United States for the 2023-2024 academic year.

How do I apply?  Submit the Havenpark academic scholarship application, and all required supplemental materials, between December 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023.  The link to the scholarship application can be found here!

What will be considered? 

– Prior academic performance

– ACT or SAT test scores (if submitted)

– Leadership and participation in school and/or community activities

– Awards and honors

– Work experience

– Responses to application essays

– Online recommendation (if submitted)

– Demonstrated financial need

When will scholarship recipients be notified?  All applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions in April of 2023.

How much is the Havenpark Scholarship award? 

Scholarship award amounts vary.  Awards are renewable up to three (3) additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance and part-time or full-time enrollment.

Award amounts will be adjusted if a recipient changes college type or enrollment status. Awards may transfer from a 2-year institution to a 4-year institution and vice versa.

Each spring awardees must complete an assessment of demonstrated financial need, in conjunction with the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).  Award amounts may be adjusted each year depending on demonstrated financial need.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Are Havenpark employees eligible for academic scholarship consideration?  No.  Havenpark employees and their family members are not eligible for scholarship consideration.

If I meet the eligibility criteria, will I automatically be awarded a scholarship?  No.  The Havenpark Communities Scholarship is a competitive scholarship.  All applications will be reviewed thoroughly and only a select number will receive a postsecondary academic scholarship. 

How is the scholarship award distributed?  Scholarship awards are disbursed directly to the institutional Financial Aid office in August of 2023 upon verification of enrollment.

How can the scholarship be used?  The scholarship can be used towards institutional tuition and fees and additional educational expenses, such as on-campus housing and meal plans.

If selected, can I use the Havenpark Scholarship at any school?  The scholarship can only be utilized at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.  A database of accredited institutions in the United States can be found here.

When working on the Havenpark Scholarship application, do I need to complete the application in one sitting? You will be able to save your progress as you work through the scholarship application.  It does not need to be completed in one sitting.

Will I need to upload any documents?  Applicants are required to upload a copy of their Havenpark lease agreement.  In addition, applicants will be required to upload a copy of their cumulative high school or college transcript.

Do I have to submit an online recommendation?  While an online recommendation is not required to be able to submit your application, we highly encourage it as an online recommendation will be a component utilized in the application review process.

Who should I ask to be my online recommendation writer?  If you’re a current high school senior, know that teachers or school counselors make ideal online recommendation writers.  If you are unable to identify a teacher or counselor or have been out of school for some time, a leader in your church, a supervisor in your place of employment, or even your community manager can complete the online recommendation.

Need help with the application? Check out our walkthrough video!

We're so proud of our 2022 Havenpark Scholarship recipients!

Meet Dr. Jason Hale. Director of Education Success at Havenpark Communities

Raised by a single working mother, I grew up in a small mobile home park community in rural Ohio. My family worked in the local factories. Given that no one in my family had ever attended college before, access to information as it related to higher education was extremely hard to come by. Despite my limited knowledge of the college-going process, I tried my best to research admissions and financial processes, but the timelines and the terminology were all new and confusing. Due to my late start in the process, I had missed several key dates and deadlines as they pertained to college admissions and scholarship opportunities. I say this because I can really empathize and understand with where many residents may be coming from if this is their first time in thinking and planning for postsecondary education.

I eventually started my higher education at a branch campus of Ohio State University near my hometown before matriculating to the main campus where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree and then a Master’s Degree in Education. A few years later I would go on to earn my Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Southern California. I’ve spent 100% of my professional career in the education space and I’ve always worked closely with families. I worked in the university setting doing college admissions for twelve years and I spent three years in the high school setting serving as a college counselor.

My passion is college access! I bring experience, compassion, support, and understanding as I work with residents and the children of our residents in pursuing their postsecondary educational goals!

Take action! Connect with Dr. Hale to discuss your educational goals!