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).

Congratulations to this year’s NHS Scholarship recipients! Emails have been sent to the 600 recipients, their advisers, and principals. The full list of this year’s recipients can be found here.

Thank you to all of this year’s outstanding applicants. 


  • NHS Scholarship Application process opens: Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9 a.m. (ET).
  • NHS Scholarship Deadline: Extended to Friday, December 4 at 10 a.m. (ET).
  • Award Selection Notification: April 2021 (non-recipients will be notified after the acceptance deadline).
  • Scholarship acceptance or deferral request deadline: June 1, 2021
  • Scholarship Disbursement: Early August 2021.

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.

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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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