Duluth HRA Resident Awarded NAHRO Scholarships
Emily McKenzie, who resides with her mother in a public housing property owned and managed by the Duluth Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA), has been awarded a $1,000 Post Secondary Educational Scholarship by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials (Minnesota NAHRO). This professional association provides a limited number of awards each year under a state-wide competitive process. Nominations are made by Minnesota NAHRO member agencies and the nominees must be residents of a member’s publicly owned housing or a participant in a rental assistance program administered by a member agency. The Duluth HRA nominated Emily McKenzie for the award and was notified of her selection on May 23rd at the Chapter’s 2019 Spring Conference in Brainerd, Minnesota. Duluth HRA Executive Director Jill Keppers presented her with the scholarship award at the HRA’s Board of Commissioners meeting on May 28th. Emily was also subsequently awarded an additional $1,000 by the association’s 8-state North Central Regional Council of NAHRO and has also been notified that she has won a third scholarship, from National NAHRO, which will be for anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000, the exact amount of which will be announced at the National NAHRO Summer Conference in July. Emily graduated from Denfeld High School on June 6th and will be attending Hamline Univerisity in St. Paul this fall where she plans to double major in Anthropology and Criminology and minor in Forensic Science.