AwardSpring is the application for the Intellectual Freedom Challenge Contest (IFC), Scholarships, the Writing Contests, Chapter Spotlight, 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 I 2022 Sep 6, 2022 Oct 3, 2022 IFC, Classroom Library Grants, Project Grants for Spring 2023
Fall II 2022 Oct 17, 2022 Nov 7, 2022 Writing Contest #1, Chapter Spotlight #1
Winter 2022-2023 Dec 12, 2022 Jan 9, 2023 Scholarships, Writing Contest #2. Chapter Spotlight #2
Spring 2023 Apr 10, 2023 Apr 24, 2023 Junior Summer Study Award, Project Grants for Fall 2023, Writing Contest #3, Chapter Spotlight #3

Online Submission

The AwardSpring application system is now closed for Winter 2022-2023. Spring applications will close on April 24, 2023. 

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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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