The Outstanding Service Project awards program was created in 1994 to recognize NHS and NJHS chapters that make significant school or community service contributions at the local level. Applications are accepted between July 1–November 1. Up to Five NHS and up to five NJHS projects will be recognized each spring.
o Chapters must have been affiliated with the national office during the previous school year and must have current affiliation with the national office to be considered.
o Chapters may submit only one application. Multiple projects will not be considered.
o Projects must have taken place during the previous school year (between August 1–June 30) and must be complete at the time of application.
o Projects that have previously won an Outstanding Service Project award are not eligible for consideration.
o Important: This award is not an individual student project award. This application should be submitted by the adviser on record, on behalf of the chapter. Only submit projects conducted by the chapter, and not individual student service projects.
o Following the completion of this application, a description of the project must be uploaded to the NHS National Student Project Database.
Each project submitted for this award must support the ideals of Global Citizenship*, the national initiative created by the NASSP Student Leadership Advisory Committee. This initiative includes five strands, and the project report must reflect on one of the strands.
*Global Citizenship is defined as a demonstrated awareness of, concern for, and involvement in the well-being and success of others beyond one’s immediate community, extending into the nation and the world.