Senior members of NEHS have begun submitting applications and essays for the Merit and Collegiate scholarships. The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m., CST, on January 21, 2020. Once the applications are verified for accuracy and the chapters confirmed as active, the applications will be distributed across the country to evaluators. Each application is reviewed and scored by three readers, each of whom reads without knowledge of the scores given by other judges. Once this process is finished, scores are tabulated and then reviewed by the NEHS Advisory Council. Applicants and their Advisors will be notified in early April of the final decisions. Awardees will then confirm college/university destinations and funds will be distributed to student accounts at those schools in the fall.