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.
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, 2017, you can click here for full scholarship details and to submit your application.
April 13, 2017, applications and essays are due and will not be accepted after 11:59 p.m. CST on this date.
Week of May 5, 2017, 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 email@example.com or call 1-855-670-4787.
National Heritage Academies Announces 2016 College Bound Scholarship Winners!
NHA is very happy to announce that
we have awarded the 2016 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:
Estee Taylor, Chandler Woods Charter Academy
Taylor wrote her essay on how her school’s Moral Focus curriculum impacted her decisions and
choices. She is a part of the Chandler Woods Charter Academy school theater
program, band, basketball and volleyball teams, and National Junior Honor
Society. She has participated in Solo and Ensemble competition, and volunteered
at Elder Community Outreach, American Red Cross, and GARBC Church.
Sofia Peppard, South Arbor Charter Academy
Lily Walker, Cross Creek Charter Academy
Walker wrote her essay about
encouragement, compassion and respect as she explained her interaction with disabled
students at Artist Creating Together (ACT) where she regularly volunteers. She
has also volunteered for the Humane Society, participated on the Cross Country
team, a member of the art club, and a member of the National Junior Honor
Society for two years.
MyKale Christian, Milwaukee Scholars Charter Academy
Christian wrote his essay about
compassion, character and perseverance being moral virtues that guide his daily
activities. He wrote about how character guides
his everyday decisions. He volunteers at Lamb of God Baptist Church food pantry
and as an usher, and has spent numerous hours helping at the Birchwood Nursing.
He has played on the school basketball team for two years, competed as a member
of the Silver Spring Spartans Track and Field team for seven years, and two
years with the Fitzsmond’s Boys and Girls Club Football. He has received the
following awards: perfect attendance for four years, Honor Roll for three
place in National Medal USAA Track and Field, Most Improved Player in basketball
and third place in Basketball Championships.
Breanna Stump, Greensboro Charter Academy
Stump wrote her essay about the
time she volunteered with the The Urban Ministries, a homeless center in
Greensboro, and the impact it had on her life. She works at Busam Construction
and Home Improvement a few hours a week,
has been in the Girl Scout Program for eight years, volunteers with the Special
Olympics and Shriner’s Hospital, and volunteers with the Greensboro Urban
Ministry. She has also been a member of the National Junior Honor Society for
several years, been on the honor roll for the past eight years, played on the
school soccer team and been a member of the cross country team. She received
first place in the district science fair, was the Create it Winner and earned
the Girl Scout Bronze Award.
Congratulations to all of our
students, their families, and schools. We are so proud!
Give one of our 8th graders a much-needed boost
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:
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