The NHS Scholarship

The application period for the 2017-18 NHS Scholarship program is now closed. Recipients will be notified in May. Good luck to all who applied!

2017–18 Program Timeline

October 6—Application available. NHS advisers must log in to the website to access application instructions.
January 30—Deadline for student applications.
February 5—Deadline for adviser and principal recommendations and certification. One other faculty recommendation is also due.
Early May—Recipients and their schools will be notified by letter and email.
Late May—Nonrecipients will be notified by email.
June—List of 2017-18 NHS Scholarship recipients posted on the NHS website.
July 1—Deadline to accept, decline, or defer award.
Early August—Scholarship checks mailed to recipients’ home addresses, made payable to the recipient’s designated college or university.

2017–18 Award Distribution

475 national semifinalists – $2,850 scholarship
24 national finalists – $5,150 scholarship
1 national winner – $22,650 scholarship

About the Program

Since 1946, more than $14 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 Fund

The National Honor Society Scholarship Fund has been established to support and grow the prestigious National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship program.

NHS is the oldest and best-known student recognition program. For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities through their scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Alumni include celebrated individuals from all walks of life, including the arts and sciences, government, education, medicine, the military, politics, and athletics.

To recognize the most outstanding NHS members, the organization has been awarding its respected NHS Scholarship to hundreds of students every year-helping make their higher education aspirations more affordable.

Donate to the NHS Scholarship Fund

NASSP is committed to growing the NHS Scholarship program in response to the dire need to increase college access and student success, providing additional resources to help students and families face the rising costs of higher education.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

All NHS members also have access to NHS Scholar Dollars, a scholarship search tool powered by College Board. This tool expedites the scholarship search process, offering filtered results based on the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Use the tool at

Link to NHS Scholar Dollars