Mark Jakielski’s Memorial Scholarship Program

Spring 2021 Semester

On an annual basis, the Housing Authority of Joliet awards multiple academic scholarships to enable Public Housing Program, Housing Choice Voucher Program, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit residents to continue their education.

Scholarships range from $500 to $1,500 per semester and are available for new enrollment or continuing enrollment individuals in an accredited post-secondary educational institution, vocational, trade, technical, barber, beauty, or cosmetology school. Award is based on an eligible applicant’s financial need and academic merit.

Applicants must have either a high school diploma or a General Education Degree (GED) to be considered eligible for this program. Additionally, at the time of scholarship application submission and at the time of scholarship award, a recipient must be a legally authorized household member with the Housing Authority of Joliet’s Public Housing Program or Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Scholarship program applications will be available beginning Monday, December 14, 2020 and must be returned to the Housing Authority of Joliet by close of business at 4:30pm on Friday, January 29, 2021. This includes all required attachments, transcripts, reference letters, personal essays, etc. Any application or partial application that is received after this date and time will be considered late and will not be processed by the Housing Authority.

Scholarship program applications may be obtained at:

1. The Housing Authority of Joliet’s Main Office located at 6 South Broadway Street, Joliet, Illinois 60436;
2. Any Public Housing Program housing development; and
3. The Housing Authority of Joliet’s website: .

No scholarship program applications will be mailed out or faxed to interested parties.

All materials submitted to the Housing Authority of Joliet for this scholarship program become the property of the Housing Authority of Joliet and will not be returned to applicants.