Recognition Toolkit

Congratulations on having one or more of your students being named as a National Honor Society (NHS) Scholar!

Help celebrate their accomplishment using a variety of tools, including:

  • NHS Scholarship Press Release—Download and distribute this press release to local media outlets:
  • Social Media Shout-out—Use this sample post on your school’s channels: “[school name] is proud to recognize [student social media handle or name] as an @nhs_njhs Scholarship recipient. They’re #Futuready”
  • Schoolwide Announcement—Celebrate your student(s) during a school assembly, an awards ceremony, the morning announcements, and/or graduation. Be sure your school’s counselor and newsletter staff know the information to help celebrate. Advisers can download this Certificate of Recognition to use during a presentation.
  • Newsletter Feature—Dedicate a section of an upcoming newsletter to your winner(s). Here’s some suggested copy:

Title: [Student Name] Wins National Honor Society Scholarship

Body: We’re proud to announce that, [Student Name], has been selected as an NHS Scholarship recipient. [Student first name] was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a [amount] scholarship toward higher education. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Join us in congratulating [Student first name] and their accomplishments!


Congratulations once again to both you and your student(s)!