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What does the 'scholarship' pillar in National Honor Society involve?

Hi folks, I'm currently filling out my application for the National Honor Society and one of the key pillars they mention is 'scholarship'. I get that it probably has to do with academic achievement, but can someone elaborate on what exactly that means in the context of NHS? Like, are they looking for a certain GPA or involvement in academic clubs?

7 months ago

The 'scholarship' pillar in the National Honor Society is indeed centered around academic achievement. It's not just about having a high GPA, though that is important—it's about a commitment to learning and intellectual growth. Each NHS chapter may have a minimum GPA requirement, which is often around a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, though this can vary. Beyond grades, 'scholarship' also refers to your willingness to put in the effort to exceed basic academic expectations. This could mean taking challenging courses, like AP or IB classes, and showing intellectual curiosity through your classes, clubs, and activities. It's not necessary to be involved in academic clubs specifically, but any extracurricular involvement that reflects your commitment to scholarship can certainly support your application.

7 months ago

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