Since 1946, more than $12 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
NASSP is committed to growing the NHS Scholarship program in response to the dire need to increase college access and student success, providing additional resources to help students and families face the rising costs of higher education.
What’s New with the NHS Scholarship Program this Year
A) Chapters may now allow any eligible senior NHS member to apply for the scholarship. The previous limits on the number of applicants per chapter are removed.
B) Financial need will now be considered. Scholarship applicants will continue to be evaluated on their modeling of the four pillars of NHS. Financial need, as evidenced by eligibility for participation in the National School Lunch Program will be considered as well.
C) The number of national semifinalists will increase from 200 to 300 this year.
High school seniors who are members in good standing of an affiliated National Honor Society chapter are eligible for nomination by the local high school chapter.