The NHS Scholarship

Since 1946, more than $19 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).

We wish to extend our congratulations to the 600 NHS members who have been selected as 2020 NHS Scholarship Recipients, including the NHS Scholarship National Winner, Madison Lucey! View the 2020 recipients here.

NHS Advisers: If you have a scholarship recipient from your school, visit the Recognition Toolkit to download recognition certificates and sample press releases to share the exciting news with your school community.

2019-2020 Award Distribution

  • 1 National Winner – $25,000 scholarship
  • 24 national finalists – $5,625 scholarship
  • 575 national semifinalists – $3,200 scholarship
  • Total scholarships awarded: 600
  • Total scholarship distribution: $2 million

The 2020-21 application process will reopen on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Students must have a verified account to apply.

Additional Scholarship Information

The National Honor Society is committed to helping students achieve their secondary education goals, and provides the following resources to students and their families to help with the planning process.

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NHS and NJHS members have exclusive access to an annual college readiness webinar series, featuring leading experts on a variety of topics.

Looking for the NHS Scholar Dollars tool? We recently retired it and are looking into new ways to bring more scholarship resources to students in our networks. In the interim, please visit the College Greenlight and College Board Big Future sites for comprehensive free information and also peruse NASSP’s Approved Contests, Activities list.

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