Tuesday, September 17, 2019
New Horizons Scholar House

Coming Soon....

We hope that you will fill out this application thoughtfully and return it to the New Horizon Scholar House as soon as possible. After your application has been receive, we will set up an interview with you. Prior to interviewing, we think it is important that you clearly understand the mission of the New Horizon Scholar House. It is a self-sufficiency program for parents who are full-time students at Hopkinsville Community College or Murray State Hopkinsville campus. The primary purpose of the program is to help parents and their young children develop the educational and family life skills needed to achieve self-sufficiency.

The basic criteria to enter the program are the following:

  • You must be a qualifying full time student or have been admitted for full time enrollment at Hopkinsville Community College or Murray State University Hopkinsville Campus in a program that requires a minimum of one year to complete.
  • Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA or above
  • You must be a High School graduate or have a GED transcript.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must be a couple or single parent with primary custody of your child/children.
  • Priority is given to families with a child who is childcare eligible and enrolled in Audubon Area Head Start.
  • You must be eligible for Section 8 rental assistance.
  • If applicable, you will provide divorce decree documentation


New Horizon Scholar House self-sufficiency program is a comprehensive program which includes housing, child care counseling, workshops, support from neighbors and staff, and special activities.

Housing: Our facility has 48 two and three bedroom unfurnished apartments. These apartments come under the Section 8 rent subsidy program. These apartments are only for residents participating in the program and their child/children. Non-residents may not live at the New Horizon Scholar House, which means, only you and your child/children may reside here. Moreover, this transitional housing is for residents as long as they are active participants in the program. Once accepted at the New Horizon Scholar House, a security deposit is required to be paid at the signing of the leasing contract. Once residents have graduated, they must move on to other housing.


Child Care: The Audubon Area Head Start takes children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. The childcare is a developmental program under the guidance of qualified, competent, and loving teachers.


Support Services: There is a caring staff at the New Horizon Scholar House to assist you in meeting your personal and educational goals and connect you with community resources. Each program participant is assigned a program coordinator who meets at least monthly with a resident to monitor their educational goals, program participation, and family functioning. You will be meeting with staff for other specific purpose, such as budgeting etc.


Workshops: There are monthly workshops led by experts who address subjects such as parenting skills, budgeting, problem solving, building self-esteem, work skills, legal ramifications of being a single parent, health maintenance, etc. These workshops are given from the needs expressed by the parents living at the New Horizon Scholar House.


Resident Council: Every resident should belong to the Resident Council and attend the quarterly meetings. It is during this time that needs, wants, desires and problems are discussed; fun activities and fund-raising projects are planned; and individuals are recognized for their accomplishments. The Resident Council is an important part of the life in the New Horizon Scholar House community.


As we tell all applicants, if you move into the New Horizon Scholar House, we become a major player in your life and you become a major player in the life of the New Horizon Scholar House. You will find that the staff cares deeply about you and your children and they will be as supportive as possible, encouraging you to grow and feel good about yourself and the future of you and your child. You will find that there is a great deal of support among the residents and certainly understanding by them of the problems faced by the parent in today’s society.


If, after reading the above you are no longer interested in applying to the New Horizon Scholar House Program, please let us know. If you are interested, return your application to the New Horizon Scholar House. Then, if you are eligible, you will soon receive a phone call to set up an interview time with the Admissions Committee.


Please complete the application and return it with along with the $20.00 application fee to the New Horizon Scholar House office. The application fee must be paid by money order. Your application will not be considered for interview unless it is completed and accompanied by the supporting documentation and letters to confirm your eligibility.


You may return the application by mail or drop it by the Scholar House office. The current temporary office location is 400 North Elm Street Hopkinsville, KY 42240. The office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have questions, please call the office at 270-348-4484.
After having received your qualifying completed application, we will call you to arrange an interview with the Scholar House staff/board. Acceptance into the Scholar House program is based on eligibility, motivation, and need for services. The date of admission to the program will be based on availability of an apartment, and the entry of your child into the Audubon Area Head Start childcare program.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call. We look forward to meeting you.


Sincerely,

New Horizon Scholar House Staff/Board


New Horizon Scholar House does not discriminate in the selection of residents on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or handicap.

Click here to download application. Print and bring to main office at:

400 North Elm Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
270-887-4275