Save the Date for our 2016 Annual Scholars Ceremony!

On May 4th the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation (“NOHHF”) will host its Annual Scholars Ceremony at the Henson Auditorium of the Isidore Newman School in uptown New Orleans. Hispanic scholars from many local high schools will be honored and recognized publicly at this very special reception and awarded their scholarships in front of their parents and friends, NOHHF Board members and members of the community, as well as members of the local press and many of the sponsors that contribute to the fund raising efforts of the NOHHF. Admission to the event is by invitation. All 2015-2016 scholars and their parents will be invited, as well as all of the presidents, principals, counselors and other school administrators of the participating schools. The event is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM.

NOHHF scholarship recipients are recognized every year for their academic records and for their extra-curricular and civic accomplishments which demonstrate their desire to excel. Since 1993 the Foundation has awarded over 600 high school scholarships to extraordinary Hispanic students so that they may attend some of the best schools in the New Orleans area. In more recent years the Foundation has also awarded special one-year scholarships to outstanding high school seniors to help them attend the universities of their choice during their freshman year. Local high schools participating in the NOHHF Scholarships Program last year included the Academy of the Sacred Heart, Benjamin Franklin High School, Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School, Brother Martin High School, Cabrini High School, East Jefferson High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, International High School of New Orleans, Isidore Newman School, Jesuit High School, Lusher Charter School, Metairie Park Country Day School, Mount Carmel Academy, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, St. Martin’s Episcopal School, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, Thomas Jefferson High School and Ursuline Academy.

More information and details will be posted on this website soon.


Our Mission
The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation was founded in 1989 by a group of local Hispanic professionals in New Orleans. Our mission revolves around investing in the education of talented and hard working local Hispanic students as a means for creating responsible and educated capable citizens and future successful professionals that can lead New Orleans to bigger and better things. Through our Scholarships Program we seek, encourage and support talented Hispanic high-school students by providing them with educational scholarships at local schools participating in the NOHHF Scholarships Program. We also support local artistic and cultural activities, particularly those related to or associated with Hispanic themes and the Hispanic community. We have also recently begun to develop a mentoring program to help Hispanic young men and women develop their academic and professional careers. We feel very strongly that this is a very sound and promising investment for the future of New Orleans and Louisiana.

Upcoming Events

2016 Scholars Ceremony

May 4, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Henson Auditorium
Isidore Newman School

2016 Azúcar Ball

Saturday, November 19

Hyatt RegencyNew Orleans