NEHS will embark on a new path for the Merit Scholarship competition for the 2018-2019 school year. While we will still require applicants for the scholarships to read a text and respond to a selected prompt by submitting an essay, we have decided to give NEHS members a choice between two novels. Reading research has long suggested student choice for independent reading is ideal—the Advisory Council decided to try this approach for the upcoming year. The two 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.
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
Current junior members of NEHS interested in applying for a Summer Study Award may apply for this award April 2-30 through AwardSpring. These $750 awards support students who have been accepted to and will be attending an academic study program taking place during summer of 2018.
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.
Preprofessional Studies major at Nortre Dame Univeristy
PORTA High School
Liberal Medical Education major at Brown University
Richard Montgomery High School
Journalism major at
Christopher Columbus High School
Political Science major at
Wake Forest University
Coral Gables Senior High School
Coral Gables, FL