WHAT IS THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY?

History & Function: The National Honor Society was formed in 1921 to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in the nation’s secondary school students.
Qualifications: A student must be at Newark Tech for at least one semester and a member of the junior or senior class. Candidates eligible for selection to the Newark Tech chapter must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Only for the 2016-2017 school year, candidates eligible for selection must have good attendance (no more than 20 points 2 pts for each absence and 1 pt for each tardy).  For the 2017-2018 school year and thereafter, candidates eligible for selection must have good attendance (no more than 15 points—2 points per unexcused absence, 1 point per unexcused tardy).  Candidates will be expected to submit three teacher recommendations with their student information form and proof of community service. Junior candidates in the 2017-2018 school year are required to accumulate twenty hours of community service throughout their freshman and sophomore years.  Senior candidates are required to accumulate ten hours by the end of the senior year. Their eligibility shall then be considered by the Faculty Council based upon their service, leadership, and character.
Induction: Candidates are considered members after the induction ceremony which is held every year in the fall.
What Can Members Expect: All members of the National Honor Society are required to participate every year in helping others through our annual toy drive for Newark children, food drives for Newark shelters and individual community service. The Society also sponsors college tours of such colleges as Yale University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, College of New Jersey, NJIT, and others.
Benefits of Membership: There are many benefits of being a member, such as college trips, scholarship information and helping others.
Members Active in Their Communities: Most members of the National Honor Society are active in their communities and churches.

COLLEGE INFO & CAREER LINKS

Below are additional links for college, financial aid, scholarships and career information.


AnyCollege: College and scholarship searches

Campus Tours: Source for tours, webcams, maps, videos, and college finder questionnaire

CollegeBasics.com: Offers college admissions tips and insider secrets about planning for college, applying for college, financial aid, admissions essays, college interviews, and much more.

College Board: The official website of the College Board. Contains information on the SAT I, SAT II, and PSAT tests, as well as colleges and college searches

College Express: College search, admissions, financial aid, student center, sports source, parents' corner

College Net: Searchable database of schools

Common Application: Download the common application and supporting forms; find a list of schools that accept the common application; apply online with the common application

CSS Financial Aid Profile: Financial aid application service of the College Board used by some private colleges

Fair Test: Lists schools that have eliminated or reduced SAT and ACT requirements

FAFSA: Financial Aid Application for state and Federal money

Fast Web: Free scholarship searches

FinAid: Financial aid information page--best resource on financial aid and scholarships

Military Careers: Military resources and information

Nellie Mae: Government loan information

Occupational Outlook Handbook: A nationally recognized source of career information

Scholarships.com: Free scholarship searches

Selective Services: Male students must register with the selective service within thirty days of their 18th birthday

Students' Link to Government: College planning, financial aid, register to vote, community service

Wired Scholar: Planning and paying for college information

OUR PLEDGE

NEWARK TECH

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY


I PLEDGE MYSELF TO UPHOLD


THE HIGH PURPOSES OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY


TO WHICH I HAVE BEEN SELECTED;


I WILL BE TRUE TO THE PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH IT STANDS;


I WILL BE LOYAL TO MY SCHOOL;


AND WILL MAINTAIN AND ENCOURAGE


HIGH STANDARDS OF SCHOLARSHIP, SERVICE,


LEADERSHIP AND CHARACTER.

MORE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

200 Free Scholarships for Minorities
http://www.blackexcel.org/100minority.htm

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html

Student Inventors Scholarships
http://www.invent.org/collegiate/

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
http://holocaust.hklaw.com/

Xerox Scholarships for College Students
http://www.xeroxstudentcareers.com/why-xerox/scholarship-faq.aspx#q1

Gates Millennium Scholars
http://www.gmsp.org/

About Sports Scholarships
http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/NCAA/Resources/Behind+the+Blue+Disk/How+Do+Athletic+Scholarships+Work

Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr/jobs/stw.html

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/

FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships)
http://www.finaid.org/

Presidential Freedom Scholarships
http://www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/pfs.asp

Microsoft Scholarship Program
http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp

Wired Scholar Free Scholarship Search http://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship _searc
h.jsp


Hope Scholarships and Lifetime Credits
http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/hope-taxes.htm

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm

Guaranteed Scholarships
http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/

Maryland Artists Scholarships
http://www.maef.org/

Scholarships and More for African American Students
http://blackstudents.blacknews.com/

International Students Scholarships &Aid Help
http://www.iefa.org/

College Board Scholarship Search
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Burger King Scholarship Program
http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.html

GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds
http://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships/

College Net's Scholarship Database
http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index

Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
http://www.unionplus.org/college-education-financing/scholarships

Scholarship and Financial Aid Help
http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm

Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)
http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm

Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
http://www.paralegals.org/Choice/2000west.htm

HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)
http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/