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NEHS Scholarship Opportunities


The NEHS scholarship application season approaches! Graduating NEHS seniors from chapters in good standing are eligible to submit applications for the Merit Scholarships or Collegiate Scholarships, the latter based on financial need. Merit Scholarships are based on the Common Readers selected for this year while Collegiate applications require letters of support as well as a personal narrative.

During the September Sigma Tau Delta Board of Directors’ meeting in St. Louis, MO, budget proposals were submitted for approval, including a request to increase funds for NEHS Merit Scholarships, both in the number of scholarships available and in amounts, bringing this year’s total to $50,000. Additionally, up to $15,000 has been allocated for Collegiate Scholarships, which are based on financial need.

Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships are competitive awards that are available for those members from active chapters who submit essays written on one of this year’s Common Readers, Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng or The Samurai’s Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama. Students submit an essay based on NEHS-provided prompts.

Merit Scholarship Overview
Essay Prompts

Collegiate Scholarships

Collegiate Scholarships are competitive awards for seniors who demonstrate outstanding academic performance in English studies, are members who have been active participants in NEHS, and who qualify for an award due to income and/or family circumstance. Members of the NEHS Advisory Council will evaluate applications.

Collegiate Scholarship Qualifications and Required Submissions

The deadline for receipt of all scholarship materials is January 14, 2019, by 12:00 noon CST.

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