Madison Grad Wins NJNAHRO Scholarship
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 • 7:23am
The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NJNAHRO) has announced that Madison Housing Authority resident Aleah Mobley is one of three state-wide winners of their 2012 scholarships. Ms. Mobley was selected for this competitive award based on her academic success and outstanding community involvement.
A 2012 graduate of Madison High School, Aleah has been active in school and community activities. She participated in the YMCA Leaders program for four years, attending several rally events and a week-long summer regional program each year. This program emphasizes the values of “Caring, Responsibility, Respect and Honesty” and Aleah was the program’s Philanthropy Chair for two years. Aleah credits a Work Study program in her senior year with teaching her to balance work and school with her personal life, which she expects to help her in the transition to college life.
In her free time, Aleah enjoys music concerts, especially alternative music. She has participated in the chorus program in school for “as long as she can remember”. She is artistic as well, creating crafts from recyclable material and everyday items.
Aleah loved working on the High School newspaper and writing for her journalism class. She hopes to combine her love for journalism and music in her dream career - to work for a music magazine. Aleah notes that “Although I’m nervous about going away to college, I’m looking forward to the experience and the challenge. The NJNAHRO scholarship will help me achieve my dreams.”
Ms. Mobley will be attending Temple University in Philadelphia this fall , where she plans to study journalism in the School of Communication. Aleah stated that she is “honored and privileged to have been selected to receive the Annual NJNAHRO scholarship.”
NJNAHRO provides annual scholarships for low-income residents of both public housing & the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The 2012 scholarship program provided 3 scholarships at $2,000.00 per year for four years for a total of $8,000.00 per recipient.