--- Issued April 11, 2017

It’s that time of year again – time to apply for the Louis J. Tullio Memorial College Scholarships.

(Click HERE to download a scholarship application form for printing to fill-out.)

(Click HERE to download your student's application checklist.)


HACE honors Tullio Scholarship winners at the Erie City Hall awards ceremony.  At far left is Daniel J. Roesnner, HACE executive director;  at far right is HACE Chair Bishop Dwane Brock.  Student winners, from left, are Sara Waya; Donjajane Tate; Esfir Pikulia; Nikolay Otroda; Kiana Morgan; and Odessa Meredith.

Scholarship application forms are available at all Authority offices. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, June 2, 2017, 4:30 p.m. Applications can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Housing Authority of the City of Erie, 606 Holland Street, Erie, Pa., 16501-1285.

These scholarships, donated from private sources, are meant to encourage higher education and self-esteem among high school and college students living in public housing and, also, to keep alive the memory and spirit of Mayor Louis J. Tullio, Erie’s only six term mayor and a dedicated educator and coach.

A key purpose of the scholarships is to establish scholarship winners as role models for public housing children and section 8 youths.

Since the scholarship program began in 1989, $97,000 in scholarships has been awarded. For 2017-18 the amount per scholarship has been raised to $1,250.  In previous years the scholarship award amount was $1,000.

For the 2017-18 school year, five $1,250 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors entering post-secondary education, or to current college students.
Scholarships are paid directly to the students and not to the schools, so they should not affect other financial aid. The scholarship will be paid in two installments, $625 when a student successfully completes her or his first semester, and $625 when he or she successfully completes the second semester.

At the end of each semester, reward recipients must bring copies of grades, including GPAs, to the Administration office at 606 Holland Street so award checks can be processed.

Congratulations on your accomplishments! You are all winners – for even applying – and a credit to your family and role models for other public housing youths.


Scholarship Application Requirements

  •  Applicant must be a high school senior, or a first, second, or third-year college student, not yet 22 years of age, and not a head of household.
  •  Applicant must reside in Authority-owned or Section 8-assisted housing during the three months immediately preceding the scholarship application deadline date, and throughout the school year for which the scholarship is granted. Applicant must be a dependent child in the household where he/she resides. A head of household is not eligible.
  • Annual income of the applicant’s family must be within the Section 8 lower-income guidelines.
  •  Student must have maintained a 2.0 grade point average (C) or better during his/her entire high school or college years. This average must be certified by the high school/college through the latest grading period.
  • Applications must include high school or college transcripts, including certification of grade point average, two teacher/counselor recommendations, one personal recommendation, and an essay by the student explaining What I Plan to Do With My College Education (300 words or more). All essays will become the property of the scholarship committee.
  • Applicant’s extra-curricular activities, awards, community service, employment, and other accomplishments must be detailed on the application.
  • For high school seniors, a list of schools to which the applicant has applied must be provided. Scholarship award is subject to proof of acceptance/enrollment to the school of his/her choice.
  • Applicant who is already in college must be accepted and registered as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more).