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Winter Award Cycle

The winter award cycle is fast-approaching (December 11, 2023 – January 8, 2024). This cycle includes a diverse range of scholarships, awards, and grants, available to student members and Chapter Advisors.

NEHS Scholarships

NEHS offers one-year, non-renewing scholarships to graduating NEHS seniors planning to study any subject at a two-year or four-year college/university anywhere in the world. All applicants for NEHS Scholarships are required to read the Common Reader and submit an original essay based on one of the prompts provided by the Advisory Council. Applicants will also have to complete two additional questions as part of their application.

Winter Creative Challenge (Script Writing)

NEHS is aware that drama (both contemporary and classic) is slowly being eroded from high school English curricula. This Creative Challenge aims to engage students with pieces of literature that they may not be familiar with, and to foster a love, and understanding, of script writing as a creative process. This year’s Creative Challenge will focus on William Shakespeare‘s The Tempest.

Winter Chapter Spotlight

NEHS encourages chapters to participate in the Chapter Spotlight opportunity, sharing outstanding literacy work being done at the chapter level. The NEHS Advisory Council will select the best of the submissions as “spotlight” chapters that will be recognized through NEHS social media outlets and the NEHS Museletter blog; selected chapters will receive cash prizes and a certificate.

John L. Manear Outstanding Advisor Awards

The John L. Manear Outstanding Advisor Awards are given in remembrance of the contributions John made to the National English Honor Society. They are presented annually to Advisors who have given generously of time, talent, creativity, and leadership to an NEHS chapter. The awards recognize Advisors who foster the spirit of academic excellence and community service in their work with chapter members.

NCTE-NEHS Award for English Language Arts Innovation

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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