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National Honor Society emblem; Character - Scholarship - Leadership - Service

The National Honor Society of Cox Mill High School

NHS School Affiliation Number: 00558004


Membership Requirements

Rising seniors must meet the requirements for:

  • Scholarship: A cumulative weighted GPA of 4.2 or higher after the 2nd semester of the junior year. (This GPA comes from all 3 high school years but does not include any high school credits earned in middle school or rounding up of a GPA).
  • Service: At least 10 hours of documented community service within the junior year and at least 1 out-of-school activity in which they actively participate.
  • Leadership: Adequate leadership qualities which are all detailed through teacher recommendations.
  • Character: Have demonstrated positive character traits in their choices both in and out of school.


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 chapter meetings. The chapter bylaws should articulate the yearly meeting schedule and member attendance obligations. Members also must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community. 

The NHS Scholarship

Since 1946, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has awarded more than $21 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS seniors. This year, NASSP is awarding $2 million in scholarships to 600 students. Each year, scholarship recipients are selected based on their demonstration of the four pillars of NHS: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. 


Applications for the 2023-24 National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship Program will open in the fall. All NHS senior members in good standing will be eligible to apply.