Meeting Dates: Second Thursday of each month
Qualifications for membership, which is based on the four pillars of NHS includes:
Per GKNHS guidelines, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 if a junior or senior. A sophomore may be considered for membership with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. Coursework for the current year must include an Advanced Placement class and/or participation in a dual-enrollment in one of the approved colleges.
This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation.
Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and generally maintains a clean disciplinary record.
Students who meet the scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete an application detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, and character.
Understanding the Obligations of Membership
Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be monthly chapter meetings as well as a semester tutoring requirement in 2016-2017. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community. Membership fees of $20.00 will be collected at the first monthly meeting following 2016 Induction.
Membership meetings will now be held during first lunch on the second Thursday of the month.
Our School Affiliation Number: 00019291.
Early Planning for College Affordability
February 15, 2017
7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET)
When it comes to affording college, experts will tell you: Plan early! Get authoritative advice and insight on terminology, tools, and opportunities to help you get ahead in preparing to pay for college. Options such as 529 accounts, subsidized and unsubsidized loans, Parent PLUS loans, grants, and more will be covered.
- Mary Scott, Senior Financial Analyst, University of Notre Dame
- Susan Sharkey, Director – High School Program, National Endowment for Financial Education
NHS Virtual College Fair Coming This Week
Register for the NHS Virtual College Fair! It’s this Thursday, October 20. Attendees can save time and money as they begin to compose or narrow down a college wish list. Members or parents simply need to register at www.nhs.us/virtualcollegefair with your school’s affiliation number, then log in to the fair site from any computer or smartphone between 2:00 and 10:00 p.m. (ET) this Thursday. One booth will feature a virtual college application essay writing workshop. See the next item for more details.
Virtual College Application Essay Writing Workshops Introduced
The college application essay can be a source of anxiety for some students. Now, NHS is rolling out a series of virtual college application essay writing workshops. Hosted by field experts, these are highly interactive sessions with writing prompts. Attendees can walk away with tips to produce an effective finished product. Registration is now open for sessions through December. Past sessions can be viewed on demand. Tell your members to visit www.nhs.us/virtualNHS.
Alert your Members—“The FAFSA: What You Need to Know Now” Webinar
Find college affordability options sooner. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available on October 1, three months earlier than ever. Completion of the FAFSA leads to many college financial aid opportunities. An NHS/NJHS college admission and financial aid planning webinar, “The FAFSA: What You Need to Know Now,” takes place on Wednesday, October 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET). Register at www.nhs.us/webinars or www.njhs.us/webinars.
Community Service Opportunities:
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
All NHS members also have access to NHS Scholar Dollars, a scholarship search tool powered by College Board. This tool expedites the scholarship search process, offering filtered results based on the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Use the tool at www.nhs.us/scholardollars.
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Grace King NHS Chapter
2016- 2017 Officers
Cassidy Lichtenstein, President
Huong Nguyen,Vice President
Mariam Zerfaoui, Secretary
Karl Clements, Treasurer
Rachel Mendoza, Parlimentarian
Victoria Nguyen, Historian