As of December 1, applications for NEHS Scholarships based on the 2021 Common Reader, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, are being accepted. Prompts for the required essays are posted on the NEHS website. The deadline for receipt of the applications is January 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Any graduating senior who is a member in good standing from an active NEHS chapter may apply; each applicant must read the Common Reader and submit the required essay.
In past years, NEHS had a Collegiate Scholarship category for need-based members; this year, applicants whose essays receive top scores and who may also be eligible for supplemental funds based on family circumstance and financial need will be asked to submit additional information and references. The NEHS Advisory Council will review this documentation to determine additional scholarship awards.
All applications and essays will be submitted through the Award Spring system; instructions are detailed on the NEHS website. We urge Advisors to make sure their seniors interested in applying start the process early; in addition to the required essay based on the Common Reader, there are two short answer questions to be completed. Those may be done in advance of submission.