The Todd A. Lee Scholarship

Todd A. Lee was the Executive Director and CEO of the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency from 2016 to 2020. During his lifetime his career focus was on innovation, infrastructure/process, and financing in real estate.  He came to DCHFA because he wanted to have an impact in the city through the preservation and construction of affordable and workforce housing in the District of Columbia.

The Todd A. Lee Scholarship commemorates this outstanding District of Columbia legend and honors his commitment to both affordable housing and education.  The scholarship will benefit graduate students that aspire to be future contributors to the field of affordable housing.

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Application deadline July 31, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be a three-quarters or full-time graduate student during the award year of the scholarship.
  • The applicant must be matriculating in a Master’s of Science or Arts program at an accredited four-year university and majoring in Real Estate, Real Property Management, Mortgage Finance or a construction-related field.
  • The applicant must demonstrate an interest in obtaining employment to advance affordable housing in the construction industry, a construction-related field, mortgage finance or a similar role in the District of Columbia government upon graduation.
  • The Applicant must be a resident of the District of Columbia.

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If you are interested in helping to seed the Todd A. Lee Scholarship and investing in future leaders in affordable housing you may donate by making checks payable to DCHFA, with a note in the memo line for The Todd A. Lee Scholarship Fund and mail it to the attention of:

DC Housing Finance Agency

c/o Todd A. Lee Scholarship Fund

815 Florida Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20001

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