Annually, NEHS offers two categories of scholarships—Merit or Collegiate-- for graduating high school seniors who will be enrolled as first year students at the university/college level in the fall after high school graduation.

These awards are competitive in nature; members of the Advisory Council of NEHS evaluate applications.

General Application Process

All applicants for either category of scholarships will use the Award Spring platform to submit the required documents. All applicants provide background information and respond to two questions (maximum 200 words) common to both categories, questions designed to give evaluators insight into the candidates’ involvement in NEHS:

  1. Briefly share your thoughts about the importance of English studies and the liberal arts—literature, writing, viewing, speaking—in today’s society.
  2. Explain how your involvement in NEHS has reflected the NEHS motto "Gelast Sceal Mid Are" (Old English for "duty goes with honor").

After completing those general questions, the application process determines for which scholarship the applicants are eligible. While it is possible for one applicant to apply for both the Merit and Collegiate scholarship, no student may win both—the higher amount of financial support will be awarded.

Merit Scholarships

Collegiate Scholarships