Recipient Profile: Rocio Chavez

Rocio Chavez, a new graduate from Fresno State has recently embarked on a career as a teacher and is working towards her own financial independence. As a student with limited income, Chavez says that the Education Advancement Scholarship from Fresno Housing made it possible for her to pursue her education in liberal studies and land her dream job as a second-grade teacher.

“Words cannot express how
meaningful it was to be a recipient
of the Education Advancement
Scholarship from Fresno Housing. Thank you all at Fresno Housing,
this support has made such a
difference in my life!”
Chavez shares.


2022/2023 Scholarship Application closed on May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm

If you have any questions or inquiries about your application status, please email

2022-2023 Eligibility & Requirements

Education Advancement Scholarship

The Education Advancement Scholarship Program is sponsored by Fresno Housing and the Fresno Housing Education Corps. The Education Advancement Scholarship Program is designated to support the academic achievement of Fresno Housing residents working to complete their higher education.  The scholarship awards will be offered in increments depending on eligibility criteria, number of applicants, and the educational institution.  The scholarship awards will be distributed in two equal payments during the fall and spring semesters.

Applicants must submit a completed Education Advancement Scholarship Program application, along with all items listed in greater detail on the Application Material Checklist, including a personal statement, proof of registration and transcripts.  Applications may be submitted online or via mail envelope stamped by due date, drop-off box at Fresno Housing Central Office or online.  All attachments must be completed in order for the application to be considered for award.

A message from Fresno Housing CEO, Tyrone Roderick Williams