While the Common Readers have been selected for the coming school year, we would like to begin the process of gathering recommendations for the following year now. As you take time to read new texts over the summer, or you talk with students informally about their reading, please keep the NEHS Common Reader scholarship program in mind. As you fall in love with intriguing and thought-provoking texts, please send those titles (noting authors' names) to NEHS Director.
Once a list is generated by fall, we will develop and distribute a survey for Advisors to help us narrow the list before a selection is made.
NEHS is open to high school students and select faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability in such areas as literary analysis, media studies, composition, linguistic study, and creative writing, and who meet the requirements of membership.
NEHS Members Inducted
NEHS will embark on a new path for the Merit Scholarship competition for the 2018-2019 school year by giving NEHS members a choice between two novels. These novels have some similarities but are set in different eras, one in Ohio in 1977, the other in China and Japan in 1937. One deals with a family tragedy, an event that exposes fault lines within the family; the other, set against the backdrop of the Japanese invasion of China, carefully and beautifully unveils human kindness and weakness. Applicants for the Merit Scholarships are to select ONE of these two texts as the basis of their application submissions, which will be due January 16, 2019.
Annually, NEHS offers $49,000 in a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each for active NEHS members planning on enrolling full time in two-year and four-year colleges.
Brain & Behavioral Sciences major at Purdue Univeristy
Oswego East High School, IL
English major at The University of Maryland
Catholic High School of Baltimore, MD
Computer Science major at
West Covina High School, CA
English major at
Stephen Decatur High School, MD