Ralston Valley Chapter

YOU MUST LOG 20 HOURS (category doesn't matter) online

by DEC 20th to remain an active member.

Remember all 40 hours (20 school/20 community) are due in April.

The 2018–19 National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship Program begins accepting applications on October 1! All NHS senior members in good standing will be eligible to apply. You will need your school affiliation number to complete this year’s adviser recommendation on the NHS Scholarship application. Your school affiliation number is 00270240.

Please note the revised timeline for this year’s application process. The revised timeline serves to aid in finalizing and notifying recipients of their award status earlier to support making final college acceptance decisions.

Student applications are due December 7.

Adviser, principal, and faculty recommendations are due December 14.

A total of $2 million will be awarded among 600 scholarship winners, with the national winner receiving $25,000. Visit www.nhs.us/scholarship to learn more.

You can help get your students ready by telling them to sign up for the October 1 webinar, “How to Shine in Your Scholarship Applications,” which will cover the ins and outs of what all scholarship organizations and programs are looking for, not just the NHS Scholarship. Simply forward this email to your seniors in good standing—they’ll get the hint!


Nara Lee

Director, National Honor Societies


Meeting Dates: Second Tuesdays 7:30 - 8am in Auditorium, unless otherwise noted

Sept 20th ** THURS** 7:30-8am in the Main Gym- Mr. Creasey will be speaking

Oct 9th

Nov 13th

Dec. 11th

Jan. 22nd

Feb. 12th

Mar. 12th

Apr. 16th

May 13th **7:30-8:30am Sophomores and Juniors Only

The members of the National Honor Society are selected from the junior and senior classes using criteria based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students who wish to be members of this prestigious organization must show a dedication to community service, leadership in school organizations, and exemplary character. Applicants qualify in the fall of their junior year by having a specified GPA of 3.65. National Honor Society members organize a variety of activities in order to raise funds for their various projects which benefit the school and the community.

Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 91.25 percent, 3.65 (on a 4.0 scale) meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.

Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.

Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.

Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.