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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 six 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

Beginning March 1, 2018, you can click here for full scholarship details and to submit your application.

April 12, 2018, applications and essays are due and will not be accepted after 11:59 p.m. CST on this date.

Week of May 5, 2018, 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 2017 College Bound Scholarship Winners!

NHA is very happy to announce that we have awarded the 2017 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 six students and their families were surprised and honored at school assemblies over the past week. Attached you will find photos of the six winners at their celebration assemblies.
This year’s winners include:

Misha Berry,  Laurus Academy


Kaeana Hinkle, Chandler Woods Charter Academy


Katelyn Hayes, Detroit Merit Academy


Ryleigh Krise, Lansing Charter Academy


Jacob Snook, Windemere Park Charter Academy


Emma Chow, Greensboro Academy


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:
• Applications for the 2018 scholarship will open March 1
• Entries due April 12
• Winners announced week of May 5

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


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