Awards and Scholarships
Student of the Year Awards
The Northeast Regional Honors Council annually recognizes two students as Student of the Year – one from a two-year institution and one from a four-year institution. The two students selected for an NRHC Student of the Year Award must have demonstrated scholastic excellence and must have made a significant impact on their honors program. The award recognizes academic excellence, outstanding leadership skills, socially engaged contributions, and innovations that the students have shown at their home institution. In addition, the winners are role models for other students in their honors programs and have demonstrated commitment that is beyond their peers. The selected students might also have worked to engage honors ideals outside their home institutions through participation in intercollegiate projects, NRHC and/or NCHC conferences, service to their communities, and more.
Honors Professional Of the year Awards
The Northeast Regional Honors Council is pleased to announce that it will recognize at least one outstanding honors professional this year. Students and colleagues alike are encouraged to nominate honors directors, honors faculty, or other honors staff members for this recognition. To qualify for this recognition, the honors professional must continually demonstrate a dedication to honors education at his/her honors program/college. This individual is passionate about honors, an advocate for students, and embodies the values of his/her honors program/college. The honors professional might also have worked to engage honors ideals outside their home institutions through book or article publications, participation in intercollegiate projects, NRHC and/or NCHC conferences, service to their communities, and more.
The Northeast Regional Honors Council is proud to host an annual Publications Contest. Any current member of NRHC is invited to participate if your honors program or college has its own publication. Valid submissions include newsletters, magazines, or journals that are produced in-print, electronically, or both. Both student-run publications and staff-run publications are eligible.
Publications that celebrate news in your honors program/college are eligible. News “bites” may include but are not limited to activities in honors, profiles of people in honors, updates, events, awards, community happenings, and more. However, publications that include more “feature-length” work, whether fiction or nonfiction, are also welcome. Publications can also include student artwork, photography, or essays that present student research. Ultimately, all publications are welcome so long as they are produced by the honors program/college.
NRHC members are encouraged to submit applications for Minority Scholarships to help cover the cost of conference-related expenses for students who are presenting at the NRHC conference. NRHC will award up to twenty (20) scholarships each year. The Scholarship will pay for the student's conference registration fee and $50 directly to the student for other conference-related expenses.
Partners in the Parks Scholarships
Partners in the Parks is an experiential learning program sponsored by Southern Utah University in cooperation with the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) and the U.S. National Parks Service. Partners in the Parks organizes projects at national parks across the country, offering unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance, and lasting value. Each year, NRHC subsidizes the costs for students to attend Partners in the Parks.