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).

NHS Scholarship applicants, advisers and principals will be notified of decisions in Spring 2022.


  • NHS Scholarship application process opens: Friday, October 1, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (ET).
  • NHS Scholarship deadline: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Award selection notification: April 2022 (nonrecipients will be notified after the acceptance deadline).
  • Scholarship acceptance deadline: June 1, 2022
  • Scholarship disbursement: Early August 2022.

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 2021 scholarship distribution: $2 million

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.

Prepare for College from the Comfort of your Home Computer
NHS and NJHS members have exclusive access to an annual college readiness webinar series, featuring leading experts on a variety of topics.

You can 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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