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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. Until now, there has been no 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. 

SNHS is a 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.

(SNHS is not directly affiliated with the National Honor Society but we do maintain a cordial and professional relationship with that organization.)

Participation encourages leadership and supports a student's academic achievements in the sciences. Establish a SNHS Chapter at your school today!


  • Encourages academic excellence: The SNHS recognizes and celebrates students who have excelled in the field of science. By offering membership to high schools to support student interest in science, it promotes academic excellence and motivates students to strive for success in their scientific pursuits.

  • Fosters a sense of community: Members come together to share their passion for science. The chapters create a supportive community where students can collaborate, share ideas, and engage in scientific discussions. This fosters a sense of camaraderie among members, allowing them to form lasting friendships and connections.

  • Enhances science education: Chapters are encouraged to organize guest lectures, workshops, and field trips to supplement their education. These experiences can deepen students' understanding of science, expose them to real-world applications, and inspire them to pursue science-related careers.

  • Promotes leadership and service: The SNHS emphasizes leadership and service, encouraging students to take on roles within the organization and contribute to their community. By participating in leadership roles, projects and initiatives related to science outreach and community service, students develop important leadership skills, learn the value of giving back, and become well-rounded individuals.

  • Recognition and prestige: Membership in SNHS is an honor that recognizes students' dedication and achievements in the field of science. It can enhance their college applications, scholarships, and future opportunities. Being part of an esteemed organization like SNHS adds prestige to their academic profile. Students in their last year of high school have the opportunity to apply for a SNHS scholarship to support their college education.
  • Service to the community: SNHS encourages students to engage in community service activities with a scientific focus. This involvement allows students to make a positive impact on their community, cultivate a sense of social responsibility, and develop a deeper understanding of the societal implications of science.

A chapter membership to the Science National Honor Society is beneficial to students and schools as it promotes academic excellence, fosters a sense of community, enhances science education, and positively impacts students by providing recognition, networking opportunities, skill development, and avenues for community service.


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Find all the documents you need to support your chapter including a script for your induction ceremony, template for your chapter bylaws, and more!


At SNHS we receive many similar questions from different Chapters. We have listed several of those here with our best possible answers. 


  • Policy for homeschooled students wanting to join a SNHS Chapter:

The student or parent should contact the advisor of a local chapter. If the advisor determines that the student meets eligibility criteria, then the student may join that chapter. Note that some teachers may allow a student from outside their school to join their chapter; however, some will not allow this arrangement because of the additional work involved. The decision is at the discretion of the chapter advisor.  

When a student is admitted to a local chapter, they are required to participate fully in all events according to the bylaws of the SNHS and local rules in place by the SNHS advisor and/or Chapter Officers.

Check the SNHS Chapter Directory for the school chapter nearest to you. Then contact the advisor of that school about your interest in joining the chapter.

  • Please note that the contact email for SNHS has changed to Any messages sent to the former email address are being forwarded to the new email.
Please make a note of the current address:
Science National Honor Society 
15901 Amis Court
Austin, Texas 78734
  • If you are sending emails to us and not receiving a reply, please check your Spam folder. We respond to every email we receive. 

The best way to contact us is by sending an email to:

Mailing Address:
Science National Honor Society
15901 Amis Court
Austin, Texas 78734

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