NHS Outstanding Senior Scholarship

NHS Outstanding Senior Scholarship


The NHS Outstanding Senior Scholarship is open to currently-enrolled students at Kingwood High School who are National Honor Society members in good standing. The scholarship committee, made up of the NHS Faculty Council, considers a student’s representation of the four pillars of NHS – scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The amount and the number of scholarships shall be at the discretion of the Kingwood Chapter of National Honor Society. The scholarship funds are intended for institutional costs and fees for post-secondary education programs. This includes programs offered by accredited vocational-technical schools and two-year and four-year colleges or universities. Scholarship funds that have been awarded will be sent to the recipient’s educational institution two weeks after proof of enrollment has been provided.

The application includes and must be assembled in the following order:

Complete, signed “General Information” form

Two typed essays

ONE letter of recommendation from KHS faculty in a sealed envelope

ONE letter of recommendation from community member in a sealed envelope

Scholarship Process and Timeline

  • Friday, February 20All applications are due by 3:00 PM, Room 4400
  • Feb. 23 – March 6 Faculty Council reviews all applications
  • Wednesday, March 18Finalists will be notified by letter
  • Week of March 23 Finalist interviews
  • Monday, March 30Scholarship recipients will be notified by letter

Please retain this page for your records.



Last First Middle


Number and Street City State Zip

Phone: () -

Date of Birth: / /

Current GPA:

Plans for post-graduation education:

 4-Year College

 2-Year College

 Trade/Vocational School


If so, where?

Full or part time?

Indicate the year and semester you expect to begin study:

Year  Fall  Spring  Summer

I agree that the application and the attachments may be used for the purpose of evaluation and selection by the Scholarship Committee. I also state that all information enclosed is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. False information is cause for disqualification.

Student Signature: Date: / /

Parent Signature: Date: / /


Please answer the following questions so that the Scholarship Committee will have an opportunity to know you. Type each answer to the following questions in 500 words or less on separate sheets of paper. Put your name on any attachments.

1)What are your plans after high school and beyond? (Career, interests, etc.)

2)How does the following quote apply to your life?

  • “It is during the darkest moments we must focus to see the light” - Aristotle Onasisis


Please attach two signed and sealed letters of recommendation: one from a faculty member at KHS and the other from a community member. Letters of recommendation should highlight how the applicant exemplifies the four pillars of National Honor Society.


Use the space below to list any significant awards/honors, jobs held, service, and leadership opportunities. You should include activities that are school, NHS, and community related. Please also include the years active/participated. Please do not attach any additional sheets.