Honor Society News: November 2018




NHS Scholarship Application Process Open

The NHS Scholarship application process is open! Advisers must download the application procedures to distribute to active senior members of your chapter who are in good standing. Members must complete their applications by December 7. Download and distribute this information for your members today.



Why Apply for the NHS Scholarship

“The first thought that actually registered once everything kind of died down was like, wow, I can pay for American [University].” Hear from 2018 NHS Scholarship recipient, Jenny Rodriguez, about the day she learned she won and how the funds will help her achieve her (and her family’s) higher education dreams. Read more.



Did you know that Washington College is the first in the nation to automatically award scholarships to NHS members? All admitted NHS members receive a Washington College Academic Tuition Scholarship of at least $18,000 annually for up to four years. To qualify, students must be NHS members at the time of admission to the College. Learn more about Washington College and the scholarship.



Fall College Admission and Planning workshops available for viewing on demand

If your members weren’t able to join the live webinar series this fall, all webinars are archived and available on demand at any time. Share this link with your members today.



LEAD DC and Chicago

LEAD DC and LEAD Chicago are currently both open for registration. LEAD DC early bird savings end December 31 and LEAD Chicago early bird savings end February 15. Save on your registration before the deadline.



Stand Up and Be Recognized

Applications are now being accepted for the Rynearson National Adviser of the Year Award. One NHS adviser and one NJHS adviser may be selected. Visit the NHS and NJHS websites to review the application requirements.



Don’t forget to register to attend the VASSP one-day workshop on November 27 for advisers and sponsors of NHS and NJHS chapters in Virginia. Participate in roundtable discussions sharing ideas, strategies, viewpoints and experiences with colleagues and leadership from NASSP and VASSP. Learn more and register here.




“Has anyone created lessons or activities to teach students about the 5 pillars of NJHS? I am learning that many of my members don’t know what it means to be a good leader, citizen, scholar, etc.” What projects would you suggest to help educate students about the NJHS pillars?

Join these conversations going on right now in the Adviser Online Community. Log in here with the same credentials you use for the NHS or NJHS websites. Also, stay tuned for your opportunity to earn a special gift from the national office for sharing a story with the community about a service project. Watch your email inbox for details.



There are more than 7,000 project ideas available at your fingertips! Log on now to the National Student Project Database on the NHS and NJHS websites for ideas from other schools and to submit your own successful projects!

National Student Project Database



As the end of the first semester approaches, advisers may start reviewing members’ GPA and compliance with chapter service requirements. Please take a moment to review the due process requirements found in Article 10 of the NHS and NJHS constitutions. This procedure is national policy and applies to all Honor Society chapters, and defines due process as a right of membership. Local chapter bylaws should reflect this procedure as well. See the “Discipline and Dismissal” section of the national handbooks for additional guidance and sample letters. Please review these procedures with your faculty council and principal, and email questions or a copy of your bylaws to [email protected] for a review to ensure compliance with national policies. Ensuring that the chapter is following the proper procedures helps to eliminate issues arising from improper dismissals.



7 NHS Scholarship Application Close
14 NHS Scholarship Recommendations Due
31 LEAD DC early bird registration deadline


1 NJHS OAA Nominations Open
16 Webinar: NJHS OAA Information for Advisers



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Advise magazine cover


The November issue of Advise magazine features an article on 2018 Rynearson Adviser of the Year, Dr. Margaret Lincoln. See all of her great accomplishments along with reading the latest issue here.

Tell us your story! If you’d like to contribute an article to Advise, view the editorial calendar and send your ideas to [email protected].


It’s that time of year—time to save! Use promo code 18HOLIDAY and enjoy 15 percent off everything in the NHS or NJHS Store online. Shop now for membership pins and cards, graduation or promotion ceremony regalia, branded T-shirts and other apparel, and chapter supplies. Offer good through December 31.

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