College Resources


Come to LA Valley College in Valley Glen on Saturday, October 20th from 9am - 12pm for the Annual College Fest.  Meet representatives from the University of California, California State Universities, Community Colleges and Private Colleges.  Attend FREE workshops on the College System, Writing your Personal Statement, Financial Aid, National College Athletic Association (NCAA), Student Success, African American Advocacy, the CA DREAM Act, Test Prep and Admissions Tips.

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College Representative Visits

Representatives from various colleges and universities visit the NHHS campus to talk to students.  Sign up for a talk in the office.  SPACE IS LIMITED.



Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Dell Scholars Program Scholarship opportunities for the class of 2019. A scholarship opportunity to be shared with current juniors. The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation created Dell Scholars to recognize and assist an underserved population—students in the academic middle from low-income households who are often among the first in their families to attend college. All Dell Scholars have overcome significant personal challenges in their pursuit of higher education. The financial award helps students with various education expenses; but, most importantly, the program is more than just a check: Dell Scholars is a college completion program that provides students with key supports they need to obtain a college degree. Student application window opens November 1, 2018. 

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Opportunity (Flyer)

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to develop their full, individual potential through a fun, transformative experience that culminates in a celebratory showcase of their accomplishments:

By encouraging continued education and providing college scholarships

By developing self-confidence and the abilities to interview effectively, to speak in public, to perform on stage and to build interpersonal relationships

By encouraging and showcasing excellence in academic achievement, physical fitness, on-stage performance skills, and the ability to think and communicate clearly

By creating opportunities to beneficially inspire the lives of others

Distinguished Young Women, the largest and longest-running scholarship program for high school girls, has provided life-changing experiences for more than 765,000 young women across the country and more than $2.2 million in cash scholarshipsat the local, state and national levels. In addition to cash scholarships, participants are eligible for college-granted scholarships from colleges and universities. More than $1.5 billion dollars in cash and college scholarship opportunities were provided last year, some of which included full tuition, room and board to first-class institutions. Many participants leave the program with scholarships to help them with their college educations, but all of them walk away with enduring friendships, life skills, and increased self-confidence. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education, to focus on integrity and excellence, and to prepare for a successful future.

The Distinguished Young Women of Los Angeles County Scholarship Program for the Class of 2019 will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2017. Detailed information about the location, agenda, and preparation will be sent to all participants. Please note the deadline to apply is Friday, January 26, 2018 and there is absolutely NO COST to participate in Distinguished Young Women. The young women selected to represent Los Angeles County will receive a scholarship and the opportunity to compete for $40,000 in scholarships at the Distinguished Young Women of California program in the summer of 2018. Also, all local participants have the opportunity to receive scholarships from participating universities, just by being a part of the program! 

We appreciate you sharing this opportunity for growth and scholarships with your talented and high achieving young women of the Junior Class. While we realize that the most likely means of communication is electronic, attached please find a flyer and poster to assist in publicizing this scholarship program. I’ve also included a power point presentation and PDF version, for your reference. We find that due to the performance aspect of the program, fine arts teachers may also be aware of young women interested in a program such as Distinguished Young Women. We encourage you to share these materials with them in addition to your fellow counselors. Please have interested candidates fill out the application on our national program’s website:, choosing California and Los Angeles County.

LA Clippers Foundation College Scholarship

Scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each will be awarded to six graduating seniors. Applicants will be reviewed using the following criteria: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, a letter of recommendation and the content of a student essay on the topic, "Why College is Important to Me." Eligible students must have plans to enroll in a four-year college or university in the Fall of 2018. The deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

We The Future Contest-$2,000 Deadline 9/17

Applicant required to submit one of the following: speech, short film, essay, song, greeting card, or poem.

MyProjectorLamps Scholarship

Sponsored by: MyProjectorLamps USA
Applicant must be a high school senior or undergraduate student in the United States who is considered to be in 'good standing' at their current institution. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. One page essay detailing ideas about the use of multimedia and data visualization in K-12 classrooms is required.

Easy Scholarship: Share Tips to Help Friends Reduce Stress $5,000

Sponsored by: Do Something (Scholarships)

Applicant must be age 13 to 25 and live in or be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada. No minimum GPA or essay required.You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by sharing 5 simple ways for friends to reduce stress. The sponsor will send you easy, fun mental health hacks, and all you have to do is a click a button to send them to friends. That¿ll help friends unleash their potential this school year, and automatically enter you to win the scholarship.
Application Deadline     September 30

$1,000 College JumpStart Scholarship

Sponsored by: College JumpStart Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school, college or adult students. Applicants may study any major and attend any college in the U.S. Applicants must be legal residents of the U.S. and complete the online application form including the required personal statement. The award may be used for tuition, room and board, books or any related educational expense. Applicant must be committed to using education to better their life and that of their family and/or community.
Application Deadline     April 15; October 17

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship $2,000

Sponsored by: Unigo

Applicant must be a U.S. resident 13 years of age or older. A short 250-word or less essay on the following topic required: Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive.

Application Deadline: October 31

LEDA Scholarship Program - Deadline Dec. 12th


Socioeconomic Background:

  • Students must be from low-income backgrounds. Eligibility is assessed individually based on the composition and income of a student’s family.
  • Students who will be first-generation college students are given particular consideration.
  • Students must be U. S. citizens, Permanent Residents, or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.

Personal Attributes:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Intellectual curiosity and devotion to study
  • Hunger to learn and achieve academically
  • Ethics, integrity, and strength of character

Academic Qualifications:

  • Be a junior in a public high school (11th grader) at the time of applying
  • Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 3.6 and class ranking within the top 10% of the high school class
  • A record of enrollment and success in the most rigorous courses available to the student, e.g., honors, AP, IB, dual credit, or concurrent enrollment courses
  • Exceptional analytical reading and writing skills, demonstrating preparedness for selective colleges and universities
  • Scores above the national average on the PSAT, SAT, PLAN, and/or ACT

LEDA reserves the right to consider all applications on a case-by-case basis and may take additional personal and academic factors into account when making final admission decisions.

The LEDA Scholars program is free for all students admitted.

Successful applicants must complete a rigorous, multi-tiered application process, mirroring the admissions process for highly selective colleges and universities. To start or continue your application, click here.

If you have any questions about LEDA’s recruitment and admissions process that is not answered on our website, please contact us at


To gain admission to the LEDA Scholars Program, students must complete a competitive application. The three-round process requires academic information and test scores, a personal statement and supplemental essay, a writing sample, biographical information, information on extracurricular activities, family financial information, and an interview for finalists.

Application timeline:

  • September–December 2017: Interested applicants can begin and submit the LEDA Scholars application
  • December 12, 2017: Final submission deadline at 11:59 PM (PST)
  • December 2017–April 2018: Applications are reviewed by the Recruitment and Admissions team
    • Late February-March 2018: All applicants are notified about Part I of the process. Applicants moving on to Part II are asked to submit additional materials.
    • March 2018: All Part II applicants are notified and finalists are invited to participate in a video or phone interview.
    • April 2018: All remaining applicants are notified, and 100 LEDA Scholars are admitted to the LEDA Scholars Program.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Awards educational grants program.
"Our 19th Annual Youth Awards program will award students, graduating Class of 2018, with educational grants to pursue their higher education or to fund a community-based project. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories.
Students and parents will be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Northern California, and Washington, DC."
To APPLY and find out more information about the program, please visit

The DEADLINE to apply is Monday, October 2nd, 2017.