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First College Planning Webinar 

“Applying to College: What You Need to Know Now” is the definitive guide to the entire application process for members and their parents. It airs Wednesday, September 27. Give your members your school affiliation number so they can register.

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Application Essay Virtual Workshop–October 4

NHS offers members free college application essay writing virtual workshops. A new installment, “How to Shine in Your Scholarship Applications,” will be presented on October 4. Urge your members to register. »


Advisory Committee Needs You

The Student Leadership Advisory Committee—the group that launched the student leadership initiative on global citizenship in 2016—is seeking NHS and NJHS advisers as new members. Learn more and apply here. »

Video Contest

National Principals Month Video Contest Deadline Approaching

Is your chapter producing a video to show the world how great your principal is? The deadline for the annual National Principals Month video contest is September 29. Your entry could win a $200 Best Buy gift card! Get contest rules and more info. »


Looking for Top Student Volunteers

Applications are being accepted through November 7 for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which recognizes outstanding volunteer service by students in grades 5–12. Encourage your school’s top volunteers to apply. »


Senate Youth Program Accepting Applicants

Are any of your NHS officers interested in a career in public service? Suggest they apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Selected leaders will spend a week in Washington, D.C., in March 2018 and earn a scholarship. Deadlines vary by state. Learn more about the selection process. »


Network and Learn at OASC Workshop

Make plans to attend the complimentary Oregon Adviser Workshop, Friday, October 13, in Hillsboro. For the first time, this program will feature an Honor Society track. Lunch provided too. Register now. »


“I’ve gotten multiple emails from my officers and members … All of them want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey … We’ve always done something to help out whenever disasters have struck, but I am wondering, what is the best way? Which organizations are really going to be the best to donate to that will translate into the most help for victims?”

Join this and other conversations going on right now in the Adviser Online Community. Log in here using the same credentials that you use for the NHS or NJHS websites »


There are more than 6,200 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

Important Dates


NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities available online

27 College admission planning webinar, “Applying to College: What You Need to Know Now”

29 National Principals Month video contest deadline


National Principals Month

4 Virtual College Application Essay Writing Workshop, “How to Shine in Your Scholarship Applications”

6 NHS Scholarship program application opens

Orlando LEAD Conference early-bird registration deadline

12 College admission planning webinar, “Your First Step in Financial Aid: the FAFSA”

13 Orlando LEAD Conference workshop presenter application deadline

20 Orlando LEAD Conference regular registration deadline



1 Outstanding Service Project Award application deadline

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3–5 Orlando LEAD Conference

7 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards application deadline


Honor Society Tips and Tools
Transferring Active Membership

New students may have been members of NHS or NJHS at their previous school. Per the NHS and NJHS Constitutions (Article VIII, Sections 4 and 6, respectively), active membership transfers from chapter to chapter. Your chapter bylaws should reflect this policy as well. Once inducted, members never have to go through selection or induction again, even if they transfer schools.

If former members who have moved contact you, please provide a letter of verification so they can transfer membership. A sample membership transfer letter is provided in the “Work with Members & Officers” section of the Adviser Resource Center. Log in here for NHS or NJHS. Email [email protected] with questions or unique circumstances.

In The Latest Advise

Advise magazine cover

Will you be asked to write recommendation letters for your students or members? Get advice on this important task in our feature “To The Letter” in the September issue of Advise magazine. 

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].