Chapter Awards Grants News

Spring Awards Cycle

In its Spring Awards Cycle, NEHS is offering a range of opportunities for both student members and Chapter Advisors to participate and gain recognition for their exceptional efforts and dedication to the Society. Applications for all awards listed below will be open April 15 – 29, 2024, 11:59 p.m. CDT. The NEHS Advisory Council looks forward to reviewing your submissions! All applications must be made via the NEHS AwardSpring platform.

Documentary Filmmaking Creative Challenge

NEHS is working closely with Journeys in Film to widen student access to documentary filmmaking opportunities, to encourage teachers to incorporate documentary filmmaking into their classrooms, and to engage with students interested in film as a story-telling medium. Our documentary filmmaking competition is focused on the efforts being made by organizations to improve literacy within student members’ local communities.

Student production teams should plan, write, edit, and submit a documentary film about the impact a local literacy-focused organization or project is having on their community. Films must highlight the problem being faced by the community and how that problem is being addressed by the organization or project.

NEHS-Harvard Crimson Student Journalism Awards

NEHS is proud to work with The Harvard Crimson to provide an opportunity for students to share their journalistic skills with the world. The aim of this competition is to recognize high school students who, through the study and practice of student journalism, have made a significant contribution to their own lives, the lives of others, the school they attend, and the community in which they live.

The NEHS-Harvard Crimson Student Publication Award is given to the editorial boards of on-going, student-led, school-wide journalistic publications produced at schools with active NEHS chapters.

The NEHS-Harvard Crimson Student Article Award is given to the author of an article published in an on-going, student-led, school-wide journalistic publications produced at a school with an active NEHS chapter.

Chapter Spotlight for Best Activities & Projects

Has your chapter designed and undertaken an innovative project? If so, then you should consider applying for the final round of this year’s Chapter Spotlight.

We look forward to receiving evidence of outstanding activities being done at the chapter level across the society. Chapters can submit evidence of their work in one of the following categories:

  • Academic Focus
  • Community Engagement
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Collaborative Projects

Need some inspiration? Check out the activities undertaken by chapters around the world.

Chapter Project Grant

NEHS Chapter Project Grants are designed to encourage local chapters to develop innovative 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.

Chapter Advisor Enrichment Grant

The NEHS Chapter Advisor Enrichment Grant provides funding for NEHS Chapter Advisors to enrich their teaching practice by taking part in literary activities related to texts and authors they will teach during the coming academic year through a self-designed academic/research experience. It aims to improve the quality of English Language Arts experiences students receive within high school classrooms by using teachers’ own personal experiences and reflections in teaching dynamics.

Professional Support Grants

NEHS values its Chapter Advisors’ dedication to constantly improving their teaching practice. To this end, 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.

NCTE-NEHS ELA Innovation Award

The NCTE-NEHS Award for English Language Arts Innovation provides opportunities for dedicated teachers to be rewarded for the innovations they are making in high school English Language Arts education around the world. The award will generate a bank of high-quality innovative lesson plans and teacher resources, which can be accessed freely by all members of the NEHS and NCTE communities with the aim of improving the quality of lesson planning and lesson execution within high school English Language Arts classrooms.

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