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The NHA CollegeBound™ ​Scholarship

The NHA difference is about preparing students for a lifetime of success. Since our commitment extends beyond the 8th grade, the NHA CollegeBound™ Scholarship was established to provide four of our eighth-grade students with a one-time-only college scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Please read on so your children don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.


The NHA CollegeBound™ Scholarship is open to all currently enrolled eighth-grade students who are attending an NHA school.

Submission Requirements

Students are required to write an essay about the difference the school’s Moral Focus curriculum is making in their lives. Essays must be 250–500 words and must be submitted online. The essay must address the topic, respond to all components listed, and be the independent work of the student. Choose from one of the following topics:
  • Explain how a community service project you completed allowed you to apply your morals in service to others.
  • Describe a situation in which a Moral Focus virtue helped guide your decision-making process.
  • From personal experience, explain the impact new technology and science are having on morality.

How to Enter – Take Note of Key Dates

April 15, 2014, applications and essays were due. No additional entries will be accepted for this year's scholarship.
May 2, 2014, the NHA Scholarship Committee will be notified of the CollegeBound™ Scholarship winners. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) at  or call 1-855-670-4787.

National Heritage Academies Announces 2014 College Bound Scholarship Winners!

NHA is very happy to announce that we have awarded the 2014 NHA CollegeBound Scholarships to our four winners. Each of the winners received a one-time $5,000 college scholarship.

Each student was required to pick from three topics to write a 250-500 word essay about their school’s Moral Focus curriculum. An independent professional selection group picked the winners based on their essay submission, academics, and community service.
Essay topics available included explaining how a community service project allowed the student to apply morals in service to others, describing a situation in which a moral focus virtue helped guide their decision-making process, or from personal experience, explain the impact new technology and science are having on morality.
All four students and their families were surprised and honored at school assemblies over the past week. Attached you will find photos of the four winners at their celebration assemblies.
This year’s winners include:

Destiny Overton, Buffalo United Charter School, Buffalo, N.Y.

Destiny has been on the honor roll for the past eight years, is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, People to People Ambassadors Program, Girl Scouts of America, art club, reading club, and dance. During her free time, Destiny volunteers as a tutor and works with local food drives. After high school, Destiny hopes to attend Cornell University.

Victoria Judd, Windemere Park Charter Academy, Lansing, Mich.

Victoria is a member of her local youth group, a Sunday school teacher, third-grade student assistance, National Junior Honor Society, swim club, and the Michigan State University Competitive Highly Accelerated Math Program. After high school, Victoria hopes to attend Stanford University.

Daniel Li, Achieve Charter Academy, Canton, Mich.

Daniel is a member of the math club, robotics club, band, Little Stars Foundation, National Junior Honor Society, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Student Council, science club, and writing circle club. He also participates in local international cultural events and Chinese culture events around the area. Daniel has been the recipient of multiple awards including a perfect score on the American Mathematics Competition 8. After high school, Daniel hopes to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Casandra Baird, Foundations Academy, Brighton, Colo.


Casandra is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and International Competition and Assessments for Schools. She is also involved in Girl Scouts of America, choir, theatre, soccer, dance, and piano. Casandra volunteers teaching Sunday school and is also a part of her school’s service club. After high school,Casandra hopes to attend The Juilliard School.

Give one of our 8th graders a much-needed boost toward college.

Consider contributing to the NHA CollegeBound™ Scholarship. The process is quick and easy. NHA Friends can make checks payable to "AEAF," place "NHA" in the memo line and mail to:
AEAF 1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 800, Nashville, TN, 37217
Thank you for your donation. Tax-receipts will be mailed after the end of the year. You may download a W-9 form here.
NHA Employees may donate here.

Scholarship Application

NHA CollegeBound™ ​

Scholarship Application

Please use the link below to apply for the scholarship:
Application Deadline is April 15th, 2014


Other pages that may be of interest:
CollegeBound Scholars
NHA Alumni Association

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