For over 20 years, the Albert H. McIlwain Scholarship has provided educational opportunities to worthy members of the Stark County community. Annually, SMHA honors two Public Housing or Section 8 clients with a $500 scholarship to help fulfill academic and career goals. These scholarships are an intricate part of SMHA’s goal to develop opportunities for our residents to build leadership skills, a strong work ethic, and foster education and career success. The McIlwain scholarship recipients were honored at the July 23rd SMHA Board Meeting.

sr1Takeyia Moore, a 2015 graduate of Timken High School who is ranked 11th in her class of 185 students, plans on attending Central State University and majoring in Broadcast Media and Communications.

sr2 Joseph Dixon, a North Canton Fire and  EMS worker, is currently pursuing a BA in Psychology from Kent State University with the goal of furthering his education to become a physician’s assistant.

On behalf of the SMHA Board of Directors and the entire staff, we would like to extend our congratulations to Takeyia and Joseph and wish them the best in their future endeavors!