The scholarship essay prompts for this year's Common Reader, Beautiful Country, by Qian Julie Wang, have been posted. All NEHS seniors graduating during the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to submit an application including an essay based on one of the prompts crafted by the Advisory Council members. The scholarship submission window opens on December 12, 2022, and closes on January 9, 2023. We anticipate the scholarship awards will approach $75,000 this year.Read More
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.
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After careful consideration of suggestions from chapters and a review of the survey sent to all Chapter Advisors concerning the Common Reader, the Advisory Council has selected Qian Julie Wang’s memoir, Beautiful Country, for the featured text and basis of scholarship applications for 2022-2023. The Kirkus Review states, “Engaging readers through all five senses and the heart, Wang’s debut memoir is a critical addition to the literature of immigration as well as the timeless category of childhood memoir.” Wang is a graduate of Yale Law School and now leads a firm “dedicated to advocating for education and civil rights.”
Applicants for the NEHS Scholarships are to select this text as the basis of their application submissions, which will be due January 9, 2023.
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