America has been honoring brilliant students through honor societies since 1921. Educators began to notice the need for subject specific honor societies in America’s high schools in the 1980's. Since then, new honor societies have sprung up to recognize and encourage students in such areas as English, Art, French, and Spanish. Now, there is a national honor society for Science. In this era of rapidly changing technologies and scientific advancement, it is time to encourage and recognize high school students in the Sciences. It is time for the Science National Honor Society:
Science National Honor Society Vision 
SNHS will be the prominent scientific organization that will engender a new group of young thinkers who will be the future of industry, research, and scientific exploration for America.
We pledge to:
  • Encourage and recognize scientific and intellectual thought
  • Advance the students’ knowledge of classical and modern science
  • Communicate with the scientific community
  • Aid the civic community with its comprehension of science
  • Encourage students to participate in community service and in turn, encourage a dedication to the pursuit of scientific knowledge that benefits all humankind


Scholarship Applications Due Date Extension
The scholarship application period for the 2015-2016 school year is closed.  All applications should have been in the mail by February 5, 2016.
We wait one full week before we begin to look at those applications.  This is to insure that all applications have reached our offices.  Review continues through February and into March.  We intend to post the winners for the 2015-2016 in late March after the winners and their teachers have been notified by email and regular mail.
View Current Chapters
1099 Chapters in 46 states, plus DC, Puerto Rico, and a number of American schools around the world.  Please check to see if the your Chapter Advisor name is correct. Let us know if there are any errors so we can correct those quickly.
To create a new SNHS Chapter
To create a new chapter, use our online application or paste this link into your browser:

When you submit the information on this form, an email will be sent to the address of the advisor within two minutes.  If you do not get that email, check your Junk folder. Sometimes the computers decide that we are virus email and puts it there. There is an eight digit code number that you will use on all your correspondence and on checks sent to us so we can assign it to the corrct school.
Home School Student Member Groups

The SNHS Board has approved a proposal for Home School students. This group of students are eligible if they satisfy all requirements for membership. The  requirements mandate that the Home School students are part of a community association which will act as a chapter. We will post the requirements for these new member groups here in the next few weeks.

Is Your SNHS Chapter the Best in the Country?

The SNHS is working on the details for a contest to find the best chapter in the country. This would allow the chance for each chapter to enter to win a significant prize for your school.  This selection criteria in this contest will involve the blog space here on the web site. More details soon!

Sponsors Needed

The SNHS is soliciting individuals and corporations who might support this organization with donations that would be applied to scholarships for students from across the country. In 2001 SNHS has been approved by the IRS as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization. Donations are needed to help new students become great scientists.
Contact the SNHS for information: 281.404.7259