Feb 23, 2019

National Honor Society

  • Crimson Education
  • USA
Internship Workshop Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Skill Building


National Honor Society is an organisation for young people in the USA who have an excellent record across the four pillars of scholarship (academic achievement), leadership, service and character. Students typically need to have committed and achieved well in each of these areas to receive their place.

This competitive society prides itself on helping the best of the next generation: with active chapters across many high schools in the USA, NHS offers scholarships, connections, discounts, internships and opportunities. National Honor Society exists to enhance academic and professional success, provide leadership opportunities and form vital connections with people and opportunities. Community service is an important section, and many chapters have a compulsory service requirement. To join, students should find the NHS chapter in their school.

For more information visit the official website at https://www.nhs.us

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, service and character. A minimum GPA of 85 (B average) is required. About 1 million students are part of NHS.

Participation Cost


$60 membership dues every six months

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Members must be proficient and high-achieving (minimum GPA of 85) to join

Time Commitment


Members must attend regular meetings, and take part in individual and chapter service projects

Application Deadline

Depends on the local chapter

Application Process Includes

Applicants will usually have to complete a form detailing their achievements. Some chapters require a set amount of completed community service hours and/or a written recommendation of character from a teacher.


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