NHS Application and Information


Rachel Lanspery

As the school year progresses juniors and seniors prepare to take that S.A.Ts. The program NHS or National Honors Society is a scholarship program that allows top scoring students access to high quality colleges.

Samhitha Katuru, Reporter

For students working above and beyond, a chance to earn privileges from doing so and showcase their effort has appeared. Applications for the National Honors Society (NHS) of Seminole High School are now available. NHS is a prestigious volunteer organization for upperclassmen in high school. The extracurricular works to demonstrate qualities of leadership, service, and character in local high school students through voluntary work for the community. Recognized on a national level, the club is respected by colleges and is beneficial for earning community service hours that may be required for scholarship programs such as Bright Futures.

IB sophomore and rising junior Lucy Guo states, “I want to join the NHS because it will push me to improve my leadership skills, and will provide me the opportunity to give back to the community. It is also a good thing to have on my college transcript.”

The NHS hosts numerous conferences and events that allow students across the state and the nation to interact freely. Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) conferences aim to provide networking opportunities for members as well as improve leadership skills around the country. They are usually held a few times a year. National Student Leadership Week is a nationwide open event that all charters can choose to participate in. On the website, NHS suggests a series of activities that help celebrate newly earned leadership. Finally, State Summits are student-only events that give a chance for members to interact with state leaders, discussing real solutions for real problems in the state or community. These conversational events are incredibly amazing.

NHS also provides a scholarship to members with exceptional senior members. The scholarship is a part of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), and has been helping provide financial aid for decades. In 2020, over $2 million was distributed to 600 scholarship recipients; the national winner earning $25,000, the 24 national finalists earning $5,625, and the 575 national semifinalists earning $3,200.

Benefits of being an NHS member include exclusive access to a series of webinars on college readiness, each about a different topic.

“The National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) prepares high-achieving high school students for college and their future career through fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions. At the NSLC, students explore a future career hands-on while living and learning on a college campus, interacting with their peers from across the U.S. and around the world,” explains NHS volunteers on the website. 

For more information, visit the NHS website.

NHS also connects students to available scholarships both locally and nationally with the NHS Scholar Dollars tool. Moreover, as previously mentioned, colleges acknowledge the prestige of being a part of NHS. They see the commitment and academic skill of an applicant in NHS.

The club is available to join for all rising juniors and seniors – current sophomores and juniors. Certain requirements besides grades are necessary as well. To qualify, students must maintain an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5, a clean discipline record, and good relationships with both the faculty and staff of Seminole High School.

To join the renowned club, apply by filling out the google form below. The finalized applications are due March 1st. NHS will not be accepting late submissions, so if interested make sure to apply as soon as possible. Officer positions will also be available for both new and returning members.




Interested in being an officer, both new and returning members may apply to be an officer in NHS using the link below:


Already a Junior in NHS be sure to fill out your intent to return here:


Recommendation Form: 



Direct all questions to:

Mr. Guy Stump (Renegade 216): guy_stump@scps.k12.fl.us 

Mrs. Ashley Stump (Tribe Hall 221): ashley_stump@scps.k12.fl.us