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Achieve Charter Academy Scholar Earns Prestigious College Scholarship, One of Four Nationally

One Achieve Charter Academy scholar ended the school year with a surprise: She was the recipient of a $5,000 college scholarship. Chosen from hundreds of applicants who hail from more than 90 National Heritage Academies (NHA) partner-schools, Deenah Ahmed was one of four rising scholars to receive the award through NHA’s CollegeBound™ Scholarship Program.
“It is my great pleasure to congratulate this year’s class of CollegeBound™ Scholarship winners,” said NHA President and CEO Brian Britton. “To hear these scholars’ stories of courage and perseverance is inspiring, and to see the impact our educators have had in encouraging their success is uplifting – it’s the tangible outcome of education transforming lives in the communities we serve.”

 Deenah Ahmed NHA CollegeBound winner

Deenah Ahmed – 2022 CollegeBound™ Scholarship winner

Deenah shared that the person she has become today can be directly linked to her school’s caring educators and its character-based focus on education through Moral Focus virtues.
In her essay on the CollegeBound™ Scholarship application Deenah explained that the easy road sometimes presents itself in your academic journey; but using what she learned in her Moral Focus classes, she remembered the principles instilled in her by her teachers and these helped her do the right thing. They also helped her after the crushing loss of her beloved mother to cancer.
“My school’s Moral Focus curriculum has led me to adopt many necessary qualities that I believe are some of the most imperative for success. The curriculum, indeed, has heavily influenced me as a person.”
The CollegeBound™ Scholarship Program is managed by an independent program administrator. Scholarship considerations include academic performance, community involvement, and a written essay. Through the application process, scholars can share about the experiences that have shaped them and the people who have influenced their lives – from community service to the real-world application of Moral Focus virtues to defining moments in the decision to pursue a STEM-based education.
Funding for the scholarship is provided through NHA employee contributions, people who believe in NHA’s mission to help every child achieve their dreams.
About National Heritage Academies:
National Heritage Academies is a network of over 95 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit