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NHS Application requirements

NHS Application requirements

NHS Pre-Application Announcement

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Applications for the Rev. James Bowler, S.J. Chapter of the National Honor Society are due Wednesday, September 8, 2010. The application and forms will be posted on the Prep Website in mid- July.

Criteria for NHS Membership

1. Scholarship: Students who have completed either Sophomore or Junior year in June 2010 and who have attained a 3.40 or higher cumulative GPA will be contacted by Dr. Andrade in mid-July and will be invited to apply.

2. Service: Two service projects at the school or in the community of any duration (1 day or longer) Service Projects required at Prep (Sophomore/Junior Service, Freshmen Field Day, etc.) do not fulfill this requirement. The NHS Service requirement is in addition to the Prep service requirement. A signed letter of recommendation (downloaded from website) from an adult from one of the service organizations is required- E-mail will not be accepted.

3. Leadership: The applicant must currently be involved in at least two outside leadership or school extra-curricular activities and must also serve in one leadership role in the community or in the school. A signed letter of recommendation (downloaded from the website) from an adult from one of the leadership organizations is required- Email will not be accepted.

4. Character: The applicant must obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher at Fairfield Prep when school begins. This form will be sent to teachers in late August.


Mid-July, 2010

a) Applicants will be contacted and invited to apply based on cumulative GPA as of June 2010

b) Application posted on Prep Website at

August 25, 2010

Teacher Recommendation Form (for character) will be sent to Prep faculty via Prep e-mail. The applicant can request a recommendation from a teacher from 8/25 to 9/7.

September 8, 2010

a) Online Applications are due: Date and Time (3:00pm) stamped

b) 3 recommendations (Service, Leadership & Character) are due by 3:00pm to Dr. Andrade in B101 (Main Office)

September 17, 2010 Notification of status sent

September 29, 2010 Honors Awards Mass and NHS Induction Ceremony

St. Thomas Church
1719 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824