CULTURE. SCHOLARSHIP. COMMUNITY.

School Qualifications

In order to participate in the NOHHF Scholarships Program, New Orleans area high schools must show the following:

  1. Strong academics. Qualifying schools must have a reputation for strong academics, as evidenced by the SAT scores attained by their students, the percentage of graduating seniors who attend college and the like.
  2. Commitment to Hispanic students. Qualifying schools must have made a commitment to recruiting, enrolling and keeping Hispanic students enrolled, and must demonstrate a desire to increase their enrollment.
  3. Commitment to Hispanic studies. Qualifying schools must have made a commitment to teach the Spanish language (at two or more levels) and include other Hispanic related subjects in their curriculum.
  4. Matching funds commitment. The school must match the NOHHF Scholarships funds through direct financial aid from the school, equivalent work-study programs, or other sources or arrangements.

2017 Scholars Ceremony

The New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation honored its 2017 scholars from the finest public, private and parochial schools in the New Orleans area, awarding 53 scholarships and providing the environment for the scholars and their families to meet their heads of schools and school counselors, as well as the members of the Board of Directors of the NOHHF and many friends and sponsors of the Foundation. 34 graduating seniors and 19 underclassmen from 17 participating local high schools were recognized at the 2017 ceremony and reception which took place at the Henson Auditorium of Isidore Newman School, in New Orleans, on April 26th.

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2017 Azúcar Ball

The 2017 Azúcar Ball promises to be a fantastic affair. Our most important fundraising event of the year will take place Saturday, December 2nd at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, starting with the Patron Party at 7:00PM and followed by a fun-filled Ball at 8:00PM. Great music, dancing, food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants, great silent auction, a unique raffle and much more. Mark your calendar!! Save-the-date cards are being sent out prior to the invitations.