A scholarship fully funded by the USC Student Body
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Vision Statement
Our vision for the local community: Every student in the local community shall realize his/her full potential in higher education regardless of social or economic constraints.

To maintain the spirit of the Fund, the NTSAF professional and student staff conduct high school and community college visits to bring awareness of the scholarship. In addition, Topping Scholars are required to conduct at least five of their total twenty hours of service conducting either outreach or recruitment pertaining to higher education. In most cases, Topping scholars fulfill these hours in collaboration with the NTSAF Outreach efforts.

Target Schools
The original spirit of the Fund was to provide low income students from the surrounding community tuition assistance for them to attend the University of Southern California. In light of this history, the NTAF has identified local high schools and community colleges as target schools. Students residing in the areas around these schools receive priority consideration in the selection process. Please note that this aspect of the selection criteria does not guarantee selection as a Topping Scholar.

The target schools as identified by our university parameters are:

High Schools
Abraham Lincoln Senior High School
Animo Film and Theater Academy
Animo Jackie Robinson Charter High School
Crenshaw High School
Susan Miller Dorsey High School
Downtown Business Magnet High School
Foshay Learning Center
Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School
Frederick Douglass High School
Los Angeles Leadership Academy
Manual Arts High School
Math, Science, Technology Magnet High School
Orthopedic Medical Magnet High School
Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School
Thomas Jefferson High School
Wallis Annenberg High School
Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
Sacred Heart High School
 
Community Colleges  
East Los Angeles Community College
Southwest Community College
Los Angeles Trade Tech College


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Aside from the target schools, NTSAF works with other high schools and community colleges throughout the greater Los Angeles area to bring awareness of our scholarship. High school counselors are encouraged to request an onsite visit and presentation. To do so, please submit the appropriate information below:

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