Honor Society Update: Honor Society Is Facing Forward

This year you will find Honor Society taking on many new faces. In the next couple of months in particular, you might consider Honor Society to be the face of opportunity as college admission and planning initiatives are introduced. Read on to learn more about how these opportunities will benefit your students and their parents.

For Parents and Their Student Members

As the competitive environment for college admission climbs, NHS and NJHS are excited to offer members and their parents the opportunity to be part of a webinar series launching just before National College Application Week in November. Admission counselors representing public, private, and highly selective colleges will be available for a Q&A format session.

NHS and NJHS students can participate in a Twitter Town Hall on the college admissions process immediately following the webinar. Check www.nhs.us and www.njhs.us for further information regarding webinar registration.

For Student Members

According to Bloomberg Business, “The cost of obtaining a university education in the U.S. has soared 12 fold over the past three decades.” To support members in their higher education aspirations, Honor Society is expanding its scholarship support.

The venerable NHS Scholarship program this year will award a total of $500,000 to senior members based on merit and need. Advisers must nominate scholarship candidates, so visit www.nhs.us/students/the-nhs-scholarship for criteria and deadline information.

Starting this year, NJHS students can also get ahead on saving for postsecondary goals. The NJHS Outstanding Achievement Awards will recognize 500 NJHS members who best exemplify the pillars of NJHS with a $500 award. In support of research on the matter, this program is designed to increase the likelihood that members will enroll in and graduate from college. NJHS advisers, visit www.njhs.us for information about the nomination process.

Stay apprised of new Honor Society initiatives by visiting each website, www.nhs.us and www.njhs.us, reading your monthly Honor Society News e-newsletter, and checking out this column in every issue. —

Honor Society Advisers Mark Your Calendar

Saturday, November 14, 2015: College Admission Planning Webinar
Join us for the first in our College Admission Planning Webinar series. This interactive webinar will offer a glimpse into the college admissions process like no other. Encourage your students to join in on the conversation during a Twitter Town Hall that will be taking place immediately following the webinar. Register to participate in the webinar and remind your members’ parents to do so as well by visiting www.nhs.us and www.njhs.us.

November 2015: The NHS Scholarship application process will be open. Visit www.nhs.us to learn how to nominate the seniors who best exemplify the pillars of NHS.

January 2016: The NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award application process will be open. Visit www.njhs.us to learn about eligibility and the nomination process.