nhf national

nhf national scholarship


Track and field has played a huge part in my life for many reasons. It’s been character building, it earned me a scholarship to a major university where I earned my degree, I’ve traveled the world, and most importantly I’ve made lasting friendships over the years in the sport. If it weren’t for track, I’m not sure what my life would be.

Coming from a divorced family, I watched my mother make countless sacrifices to make sure my brother and I had everything we needed. While sport is something we hope all children are exposed to for many reasons, it can be very costly. I remember selling candy in school to help ease the financial burden for all of my trips across the country to compete. There was gas, flights, rental cars, food, and entry fees. For this reason I want to help families by providing scholarships for girls who have qualified to attend high school nationals.

It has become my passion to help young girls to see the world and be exposed to the opportunities that I was blessed with, and led to my success in my career. Having watched my mother make countless sacrifices to see her daughter happy, I hope to help some families do the same for their daughters.


Young women who qualify for the [National Scholastic Athletics Foundation High School Outdoor Track and Field Meet] in their individual event(s) that meet the following eligibility requirements:


  • Full-time students in grades 9 - 12 born September 1, 2002 or later.
  • Home-schooled athletes who meet the age requirements.
  • Full-time students in grades 7 - 8 who are eligible and competed for a high school team in winter 2020 or spring 2021.

* Any of those meeting the above requirements may compete even if their graduation date is in May or June, 2021; prior to the date of the 2021 NSAF Outdoor Nationals.

** In all cases the student athlete must meet entry guidelines as detailed here:
NBNO Entry Guidelines.

*** Must have a current


  • A 300 word essay detailing why the student athlete believes they should be a recipient of the NHF Scholarship.
  • The essay should include three (3) ways our founder, Natasha Hastings, has inspired the student-athlete to become more confident on the track, on the field and in life and/or ways in which the student athlete plans on empowering, inspiring and uplifting her peers if awarded the scholarship.
  • 2 letters of recommendations outlining why the student athlete is deserving of the NHF Scholarship; one from the student athlete’s current coach (High School or Club-private) and one from a current teacher (MUST BE ON SCHOOL LETTERHEAD).



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