Students are nominated for membership at the end of their sophomore or junior years based on the following qualifications:
Students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, and character.
This quality is defined as the voluntary contribution made by a student to the school or community without direct financial or material compensation to the individual performing the service. Chapters may establish criteria that stipulate specific quantities of projects or service hours for candidates, as well as expectations of service obligations once a student is selected as a member.
Student leaders are often viewed as those students who are resourceful, good problem solvers, involved in and promoters of school activities, idea contributors, dependable, and who are both organized and organizers.
The student of good character can be said to be one who upholds principles of morality and ethics; is cooperative and responsible; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and is a good citizen.
When: Between February and April of each school year
If you have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.8+, NHS will send you a letter informing you of your eligibility and inviting you to apply for membership.
If you decide to apply for NHS membership, fill out a student information form and turn in by Friday, February 28. Due dates are listed on the student information form.
The NHS advisers then ask GBHS teachers to complete recommendations for eligible applicants whom they have taught in the past two years. Students should NOT be asking teachers for recommendation letters. Poor teacher recommendations can hinder admission to the NHS.
The NHS Sponsors receive and review applicants' discipline and attendance for the past two years. Serious discipline and attendance issues will be noted and considered and can hinder admission to the NHS.
Based on your application, teacher recs, and discipline record, letters will be sent to inform applicants of their acceptance or denial in April.
If accepted to NHS, the Induction ceremony is in early May.