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National English Honor Society (NEHS)

Deadline: Monday, December 17, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST.

Graduating seniors of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) who hold membership in active chapters may apply for a scholarship in one of the following two categories:

Up to eleven major scholarships are available. 

in this category; in addition, a new "honorable mention" category has been added that will allow for the awarding of smaller stipends up to $1,000. Students applying for this level of the available scholarships will be ranked based on the application packet, including the required essay based on the common reader.

One National English Honor Society Scholarship (NEHS) for $5,000: This scholarship is given in honor of Dr. William C. Johnson, Executive Director of Sigma Tau Delta in recognition of his dedication to the founding of NEHS.

Two National English Honor Society (NEHS) Council Scholarship for $2,500 each: These scholarships are awarded by the NEHS Advisory Council to the students presenting the best essays that are judged to be in second place.

Four Sigma Tau Delta Scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500: These scholarships are funded by Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society for four-year colleges and universities, which is the sponsoring organization for NEHS.

Four additional NEHS Scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500. These scholarships are funded by the National English Honor Society.

Honorable Mention Stipends up to $1,000: These awards will be given to those students participating in the scholarship process whose essays merit recognition even though the writing does not rise to the finalist category. The award amounts will vary based on the recommendations of the NEHS Advisory Council.