Starting this fall, as part of our "Reigniting NEHS Chapters" theme for 2021-2022, NEHS will initiate a Chapter Spotlight opportunity to encourage chapters to share outstanding literacy work being done across the Society. The NEHS Advisory Council will select the best of the submissions as "spotlight" chapters; those will be recognized through NEHS social media outlets and the NEHS Museletter blog. Selected chapters will receive a $50 award and a certificate.
Learn about contributing a Chapter Spotlight.
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
The Advisory Council has selected The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri as the Common Reader for the 2022 scholarship competition. Lefteri’s stunning text of the journey of refugees from war-torn Syria to England won the 2020 Aspen Words Literary Prize. Lefteri herself worked in a refugee camp in Athens, seeing firsthand the trauma of travelers forced to flee their homeland. Time magazine reporter Naina Bajekal writes that “by creating characters with such rich, complex inner lives, Lefteri shows that in order to stretch compassion to millions of people, it helps to begin with one.” (Time, September 2, 2019).
Applicants for the NEHS Scholarships are to select this text as the basis of their application submissions, which will be due January 10, 2022.
Annually, NEHS offers a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 for active NEHS members planning on enrolling full time in two-year and four-year colleges.
Berklee College of Music, MA
The Sagemont School, FL
Spelman College, GA
Allentown High School, NJ
University of Notre Dame, IN
Christopher Columbus High School, FL
University of California San Diego, CA
West Covina High School, CA