The Merit and Collegiate scholarship application window will open December 9, 2019, and will close January 21, 2020. Several updates have been made to the scholarship program, of which members and Advisors should be aware.
Funds have been added to both categories; Merit Scholarships (based on the Common Reader) now are funded to $47,000 and Collegiate Scholarships (need-based awards) to $20,000. While applicants do not apply for a specific Merit scholarship, the NEHS website does present a chart of how funds are distributed over a range of categories—the Advisory Council carefully reviews all scores achieved by applicants before making decisions about amounts to be given.
Beginning this year, scholarship recipients will now be required to submit a registration/enrollment form authenticated by their college/university in the fall of 2020 in order to receive funds. A link to the required form will be made available to all scholarship winners in April 2020.