Alumni Scholarship Program

The Neighborhood Homework House began its Alumni Scholarship Program in order to support their students as they transition to higher education. Scholarships are distributed to current NHH high school seniors who plan to attend college after graduation or for individuals who currently attend college and attended Neighborhood Homework House as a student. The program is dedicated to seeing the NHH Alumni reach their academic and career goals by providing mentorship, networking, and financial support through our amazing donors.

 

Steps to apply:

Step 1: Review Scholarship Opportunities

We are thrilled for your interest in the NHH Scholarship. Before you officially apply we want to share a little more about what this scholarship is all about!

Requirements: Scholarships are distributed to current NHH students who are high school seniors who plan to attend college after graduation OR for individuals who currently attend college and attended Neighborhood Homework House as a student. Scholarship amounts will vary depending on your need.  You are required to complete the application along with submitting the supporting documents. 

Commitments: If you receive the scholarship, there are a few commitments that we ask of you. First, we ask that you give a thank you card to the donor supplying the scholarship. Secondly, we ask that you commit to be an active participant in the alumni program. Lastly, we will have various events throughout the year, some virtual and some in-person. We ask that you attend these. Once you receive the scholarship we will give you information on how to complete these commitments. 

 

Timeline: Applications for 2021-2022 school year will open in May. The application will close at the end of May.  Money will be distributed in July.

 

More Information: If you have any questions or want more information about the scholarship please contact the NHH Alumni Coordinator, Darincka Vargas at darincka@onhh.org. You can also review the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

Step 2: Complete the application

Step 3: Upload supporting documents

Are you a first time applicant? Please upload a copy of your FAFSA, a copy of your most recent high school or college transcripts, one letter of recommendation, and two personal statement pieces. Please click on the link to learn more about the details of these items or to upload them.

Step 4: All done!

You will receive an email from our Alumni Coordinator soon! Please be on the lookout for that and respond right away with the needed next steps.

Have you received the NHH scholarship before? Please upload a copy of your FAFSA, a copy of your most recent high school or college transcripts, and reflection essay. Please click on the link to learn more about these items or to upload them.

 

Alumni photos

 

Current and Past Awardees

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What awardees are saying about the scholarship 

The scholarship program has helped me immensely not only by releasing some financial stress, but it has also helped me stay connected with my mentors from Neighborhood Homework House.

-Vanessa Hernandez (Scholarship awardee 2020)

 

Being a part of the scholarship program at Neighborhood Homework House has opened many doors in my education career. I appreciate the support of those who value higher education and who made it possible for me to continue my education during financial hardships. I thank the program and donors for believing in my vision because programs like these students like myself can pursue their dreams. I am days away from graduating from graduate school, and I hope many more students in my community get to experience this as well!

-Alondra Corona (Scholarship awardee 2019)

FAQ's

By when do we have to apply?


All scholarship materials have to be turned in by May 31st 2021




How much money do you give out?


The amount of money awarded depends on the need of the student.




Why do you need a copy of our financial aid?


Having a copy of the applicant's financial aid helps us determine the amount we will award.




When will we know if we got the scholarship?


Applicants will be notified if they receive a scholarship by June 2021.




Can past NHH students apply for the scholarship, even though it’s been years since they graduated?


Yes. Any former or current NHH students who are pursuing their higher education may apply for the scholarship.




Can I apply for the scholarship even though I have applied before?


Yes.




If I’m attending a school out of state, can I apply for the scholarship even though I won't be able to attend in-person events?


Yes!





Click on a question below to see the answer, and feel free to reach out with any additional questions.