NEHS Classroom Library Grant, Professional Support Grant, and Chapter Project Grant applications can be submitted through Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Classroom Library Grants
Classroom Library Grants help teachers generate interest in literature and language within NEHS schools; foster all aspects of English study including literature, language, writing, and media; provide teachers at NEHS schools with a range of compelling literature to share with the students they teach; and give students access to diverse, inclusive, and high-quality texts, particularly in areas where access to libraries or books at home may be limited.
NEHS offers up to $400 to grant recipients to create or expand upon classroom libraries with texts that will motivate students to read high-quality literature in different forms. Previous grant winners have used their funds to purchase selections of graphic novels, texts chosen exclusively by students, and to provide prequels and sequels to texts that students have already read.
Professional Support Grants
New Professional Support Grants are available to provide financial support for teachers looking to broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills on topics related to the teaching of the English Language Arts and other fields that will have a positive impact on their students and NEHS chapter. Awards of between $25 and $350 are granted twice per year.
Grants can provide support for activities such as registering to attend a local, state, or national conference or convention focused either on the English language arts or other issue of importance to the Advisor’s work as an educator; fees for educational courses, seminars, speakers, or presentations related to some aspect of the English language arts or other issue of importance to the Advisor’s work as an educator; professional, pedagogical texts selected to enhance teaching skills or a set of texts to be used within English department at the Advisor’s school; and pedagogical resources (including, but not limited to, posters, bulletin board materials, identity/heritage month celebration materials) that will promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the Advisor’s classroom.
Chapter Project Grants
NEHS Chapter Project Grants are designed to encourage local chapters to be innovative in developing projects that further the goals of the Society and support their local community in one of the following areas: academic focus; community engagement; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaborative projects. Projects must be organized and led by student members and endorsed and monitored by Chapter Advisors.
The Society will award a number of grants, of no more than $200 each, each semester to support chapter activities.
Chapters can apply for a grant to support work in any one of the following categories:
This category will demonstrate how a chapter works to establish or maintain a project focused on supporting the academic growth of a target audience within their school or local community.
The purpose of this category is to demonstrate how NEHS chapters are focused on promoting life-long learning and the celebration of reading, writing, film, and the arts in their local community.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This category will demonstrate how NEHS chapters are promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in various forms within their school or local community.
The purpose of this category is to demonstrate how NEHS chapters are working with other NEHS chapters, other high school Honor Societies, or Sigma Tau Delta and Sigma Kappa Delta chapters on collaborative projects impacting their school or local community.