It is not too early to consider applying for the spring round of NEHS grants and awards. Rising juniors considering a summer study program are encouraged to apply for a Junior Summer Study Award. Chapters may apply for project grants, outstanding advisor awards, and/or outstanding chapter recognition, all of which have approaching application windows. These opportunities have deadlines of April 26, 2021.
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
The Advisory Council has selected The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri as the Common Reader for the 2022 scholarship competition. Lefteri’s stunning text of the journey of refugees from war-torn Syria to England won the 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize. Lefteri herself worked in a refugee camp in Athens, seeing firsthand the trauma of travelers forced to flee their homeland. Time magazine reporter Naina Bajekal writes that “by creating characters with such rich, complex inner lives, Lefteri shows that in order to stretch compassion to millions of people, it helps to begin with one.” (Time, September 2, 2019).
Applicants for the NEHS Scholarships are to select this text as the basis of their application submissions, which will be due January 10, 2022.
Annually, NEHS offers a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 for active NEHS members planning on enrolling full time in two-year and four-year colleges.
The University of Texas at Austin, TX
Oak Ridge High School, TX
Howard University, DC
Cooper City High School, FL
The University of Pennsylvania, PA
Council Rock High School North, PA
Georgetown University, DC
Belleville West High School, IL