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The Future Is Yours

Did you receive your priority mail delivery of the NHS/NJHS academic calendar? Post this laminated calendar in a place where you and your members can see upcoming Honor Society programs, awards, events, and deadlines. Download it here »

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NHS Scholarship Program Is Open

Senior NHS members may now apply for an NHS Scholarship. The application is open until January 30. Please share the application procedures with your eligible seniors today, and encourage them to start the process early. Log in here for procedures »


Efficient Scholarship Exploration

Remind members: NHS Scholar Dollars is a scholarship search engine available to help them and their families. This tool has been customized to filter results based on the four pillars of NHS—scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Access it here »


Virtual Workshops to the Rescue

Students needing guidance in writing their college application essay can turn to the vault of recorded NHS Virtual College Application Essay Writing Workshops, available for viewing on demand. Share this link with members »


Catch the Early Bird: LEAD DC and Chicago

Registration is now open for LEAD Conferences in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, IL. Act now to take advantage of early-bird pricing and save. LEAD DC is January 26–28 and LEAD Chicago is February 16-18. Learn more »


Stand Up and Be Recognized

The Rynearson National Adviser of the Year program honors advisers who go the extra mile. One NHS and one NJHS adviser will be selected to receive the 2017–18 award. Nominate yourself or ask your principal to nominate you. Application deadline: February 15.
Get the application here »


And the Winners Are…

The three winners of the National Principals Month video contest have been announced. Find out who they are. Watch the winning videos here »


“I’m wondering how y’all keep kids interested in being members and avoid it feeling like one more thing on their already crazy to-do lists. Specifically meetings! Ours are just updates on projects and deadlines. How do I make them more fun?!”

“I feel like every year we try something new when it comes to gathering character references for the application, and it never seems like it works right. Does anyone have a method that works?”

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 »


Searching for holiday or end-of-year activities, celebrations, or service project ideas? Explore the National Student Project Database for 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
Following National Policies

Each year, the national office investigates formal complaints about the management of Honor Society chapters. This past academic year, there was a 100 percent increase in the number of formal complaints filed against chapters for chapter management issues and Honor Society policy violations. Some of these cases were serious enough to warrant considering revocation of the school’s Honor Society charter. To help your chapter curb complaints, we have created a webpage with a link to the online complaint form. Often, formal complaints could have been prevented if the appropriate national policies were known and changes were made proactively before the matter escalated to the national office. Visit or for information and to watch a video detailing the complaint process. If you have questions about chapter procedures, contact the national office at [email protected] or [email protected].

Important Dates


7 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards student application deadline

17 The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards school certification deadline

29 State Summit Pennsylvania


18 LEAD DC early-bird registration deadline

22 LEAD DC Conference workshop presenter application deadline



5 LEAD DC regular registration deadline

12 LEAD Chicago early-bird registration deadline

19 LEAD Chicago Conference workshop presenter application
registration deadline

26–28 LEAD DC

30 NHS Scholarship student application deadline

30 NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award nominations open

What’s in store
It’s that time of year—time to save! Use promo code HOL17 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.

Visit the NHS Store »
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In The Latest Advise

Advise magazine cover

Did you tear out the centerfold of the October/November issue of Advise to share with your students? “Participation Station” is written exclusively for them and offers a number of college prep tips. 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].