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NHS Scholarship App Opens Friday 

The NHS Scholarship program opens on October 6. On that date, you can log in to download application instructions to distribute to your senior members and principal. This year, a total of $1.5 million will be awarded. Learn more »

how to shine

Help for Scholarship Applicants

Encourage NHS members to register for a virtual application essay writing workshop, “How to Shine in Your Scholarship Applications,” airing live October 4 and especially helpful for those applying for an NHS Scholarship. The session will be recorded for later viewing. Register now »


It’s National Principals Month

How are you celebrating your awesome principal? Be sure to share it on social media with #ThankAPrincipal. For more ideas to recognize your school leader, visit the National Principals Month website.


College Planning Webinar

Urge members and parents to register now for our October 12 webinar, “Your First Step in Financial Aid: the FAFSA.” Expert presenters will provide plain-language instructions and practical advice to make this important step in the college application process as stress-free as possible. Register here »


Call for LEAD Presenters

Help enrich the Orlando LEAD Conference by presenting a workshop. Adviser and student presenters are invited to apply by October 13 to lead a 45-minute workshop session. Apply here »


We Need You!

Would you like to help give students a voice on issues of national scope? Apply by October 13 to sit on the NASSP Student Leadership Advisory Committee. NHS and NJHS advisers are sought. Learn more and apply here. »

Outstanding Service Project

Award Deadline Approaching

Outstanding Service Project award applications are due November 1. To be eligible, projects must have been completed during the 2016–17 school year. (Projects in progress and/or independent student service projects are not eligible.)

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“Do you make kids fill out their own service forms or do you let their parents do it for them?”

“What are the minimum course requirements for dual enrollment students? Do they differ for other students and members?”

Join these 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

Honor Society Tips and Tools
Selecting and Inducting Members

As your fall selection and induction get underway, be sure to visit the Adviser Resource Center. Visit “Selecting Members” and “Inducting Members” for sample letters, forms, and templates to support your chapter’s process. There’s even a welcome letter for new members. You should also familiarize yourself with the national selection policies found in the NHS and NJHS Adviser Resource Centers and National Handbooks to ensure all chapter procedures comply with national policies.

Important Dates


National Principals Month

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

6 NHS Scholarship program application opens

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

13 Orlando LEAD Conference workshop presenter application deadline

13 Orlando LEAD Conference early-bird registration 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 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards application deadline



18 LEAD DC early-bird registration deadline

22 LEAD DC Conference workshop presenter application deadline

What’s in store
With your September issue of Advise you should have received the annual catalog of branded NHS and NJHS merchandise. As you browse the options, remember we now accept corporate e-checks for online purchases.

Visit the NHS Store »
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In The Latest Advise

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The October/November issue of Advise magazine features words of wisdom from previous winners of the Outstanding Service Project award program. Their tips might help you prepare your award entry! Read 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].