The 2015/2016 Awards and Scholarships are now available on the NHSA website. You have until May 31st to nominate!! Click below on Scholarships & Awards to be taken to the NHSA website.

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards Available- Click on the individual Scholarship or Award for application details

Administrator of Year Award

Supports Staff of the Year Award

Teacher of the Year Award

Head Start Parent of the Year Award

Beating the Odds Parent Award

Edward Zigler Innovation Award

Sargent Shriver Excellence in Community Service Award

Ron Herndon Head Start Parent Scholarship

Helen Hollingshed Taylor Memorial Scholarship

– Head Start Alumni- High School Senior

– Head Start Parent Post Secondary Education

– Head Start Staff Higher Education


April 1 – May 31: local program submit nominations to NHSA
June 1 – June 30: State Affiliates review and make recommendations to NHSA
July 1 – July 31: Regional Affiliates review and make recommendations to NHSA
August 1 – September 30: National panel of judges select winners
October 14: 2014 – 2015 Winners announced
April, 2015: NHSA Scholarships and Awards Dinner and Ceremony at NHSA’s Annual Head Start Conference