NHS Scholarship Program

NASSP, the parent organization of the National Honor Society, has awarded the NHS Scholarships since 1946, providing more than $10 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. Now in its 67th year, the program provides $200,000 annually in scholarship awards.

The deadline for the student portion of the nomination form occurs during January each year. Advisers and principals have until February of each year, to complete and submit their recommendations. A mailing has been sent to active chapter advisers containing the nomination procedures.

Only active chapters may submit nominations.Please use the online search tool to check chapter status. Visit www.nhs.us/Membership for information regarding submitting adviser changes and submitting renewals.


The National Honor Society Scholarship program is a nomination process. Students cannot apply directly to NHS and nomination forms cannot be sent to students or parents by the national office. Nomination procedures must be obtained through the high school NHS Chapter Adviser.

Only currently affiliated NHS chapters may participate in the program. Members [students] who are seniors in good standing are eligible to be nominated by their chapters to compete in the NHS Scholarship Program. The phrase, “seniors in good standing” is generally taken to mean 12th graders who are continuing to meet the standards by which they were selected and who are up-to-date on their chapter obligations.

Chapters may nominate between two to five seniors from their chapter to compete. The number of nominees per chapter is based on graduating class size. Small schools (1-100) may nominate two seniors; medium schools (101-250) may nominate three seniors; large schools (251-400) may nominate four seniors; and very large schools (401+) may nominate five seniors.

Additional questions about the program can be sent to scholarship@nhs.us.