A Home is Just the Beginning

The Howard T. Collins Memorial Scholarship Program at Eden Housing was named in honor of a former board member, Howard T. Collins, who was known for his passion for justice and tireless work to expand opportunity and access to higher education. Each year, Eden Housing awards scholarships to residents of all ages who are pursuing advanced education opportunities.

When we invest in higher education dreams, the benefits are felt far beyond individual diplomas. Families are more stable; long-term career prospects improve; and our communities thrive. Many scholarship recipients are the first in their families to attend college.

In 2022, we marked the 30th year of the Howard T. Collins Memorial Scholarship Program. To date, we have awarded over $950,000 to 588 residents attending UCLA, UCSD, UCD, UCR, Stanford, CSU East Bay, CSU Monterey Bay, SJSU, SSU, and SFSU, as well as many local community colleges and trade schools.


the year that the Howard T. Collins Scholarship was launched


provided in funds since the program’s start

2022 Howard T. Collins Memorial Scholarship Award Virtual Celebration

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2022 Howard T. Collins Memorial Scholarship program:

  • Union Bank
  • Strategic Industry
  • CORE Builders
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Swinerton Builders
  • Community Economics
  • Cheryl O’Connor
  • Jim Kennedy
  • Pauline Weaver
  • Sherry & Art Watkins

Your partnership and contributions go a long way to realize the dreams of Eden resident scholars in their many educational and professional endeavors.

If you are interested in supporting the program in 2023, please contact Alyssa.Santos@edenhousing.org.