Tell Your Student Leaders to Apply for the NHS Scholarship

Since 1946, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has awarded more than $23 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS seniors. This year, we are awarding $2 million in scholarships to 600 students. Each year, scholarship recipients are selected based on their demonstration of the four pillars of NHS: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. Check out the information below and apply today!

3 Steps to Apply


  • September 18, 2023: Application opens

  • November 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (ET): Submission deadline

  • March 2024: Applicants receive notifications

  • April 2024: Trailblazing Leadership Week, All-expense paid trip to DC for top 25 scholarship finalists and their advisers


To be eligible, a student must be:

  • A high school senior expecting to receive a high school diploma during the current academic year.
  • An active member in good standing of a National Honor Society chapter, meeting all membership requirements and obligations of the local chapter.
  • An NHS student account holder, verified by the NHS chapter adviser.
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. college or university.

Note: There are no limits to the number of applicants per chapter.


Applying for the NHS Scholarship
September 26, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)
This year’s National Honor Society Scholarship application is open from September 18 through November 30. Join our team for a review of the application process and components. Students, parents, advisers, school counselors, and principals are all invited to attend and learn more. Register here.

Swetha Pendela

“The NHS Scholarship is one of the best opportunities available to high school students. The NHS Trailblazing Leadership Week was the most transformative experience I have ever had. I encourage anybody who is eligible to apply. This is not an opportunity you want to miss!“ – Swetha Pendela, 2022 NHS Scholarship Finalist

Learn more about the 2023 NHS Scholarship winners.