AwardSpring is the application for the Intellectual Freedom Challenge Contest (IFC), Scholarships, the Writing Contests, and the Junior Summer Study Award. The application link will be available during each period.

Application Period
Date Link Opens
Date Link Closes
Awards Offered
Fall 2021 Sep 7, 2021 Oct 7, 2021 IFC, Classroom Library Grants, Project Grants, Writing Contest #1
Late Fall 2021 Nov 1, 2021 Nov 22, 2021 Writing Contest #2
Winter 2021-2022 Dec 6, 2021 Jan 10, 2022 Scholarships, Writing Contest #3
Late Winter 2022 Jan 31, 2022 Feb 28, 2022 Writing Contest #4
Spring 2022 Mar 14, 2022 Apr 11, 2022 Junior Summer Study Award, Project Grants, Writing Contest #5

Online Submission

This link will be open between September 7 and October 7, 2021 for the Fall 2021 cycle.

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NEHS AwardSpring Application Link

Step 1

Register for an account with your email address and a password.

Write down and remember the AwardSpring user name and password you create. (The password must be at least seven characters and contain at least one upper case, one lower case, one number, and one special character.) Strong applications are not as likely to be produced in just one session at the computer; you will need to log back in.

Step 2

Complete the questionnaire, including contact and academic information, to determine if you are eligible to apply for the award.

Step 3

Complete all the additional scholarship requirements.


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