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Below you will find answers to questions that are asked most frequently. Please contact us if you are still in need of assistance by sending an email to

How can I start a chapter of the SNHS at my school?

We welcome you to establish a SNHS chapter at your school! You'll need the support of a science teacher to act as the chapter advisor. Click here to complete the application. The total fee is $300 ($400 for international) which includes a $225 application fee ($325 for international) and a $75 annual membership fee. The day the chapter is approved will be the annual renewal date.

What are the benefits of a SNHS Chapter?

  • 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.

My child is homeschooled. How can they participate in a SNHS Chapter?

We recommend the following for a student who is homeschooled and interested in becoming an SNHS member:

They 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.

Can I pay my dues using a credit card?

You can pay your dues and your application fee for joining the SNHS using your credit card. You'll find the option on the form.

When will I get my certificate showing that my chapter is an official SNHS chapter?

That depends on when you sent in your fees. We have a print cycle of about 6 weeks. You should always see your certificate within about 6 weeks.

How can I order extra membership certificates, Honor Cords, SNHS Pins?

SNHS items are available at the SNHS Store located on this site. There is a link on that page that connects you to our vendor, Campus Supply. The easy to use order form will allow you to order any of the SNHS items you need.

What are the grade levels that must be achieved to be a member of an SNHS chapter?

The grade levels across all subject is 3.0 in an unweighted system. The science grade levels averages must be 3.5 out of 4.0 overall. Schools can raise those averages if the student body warrants that increase.

Can a Chapter increase the grade levels needed for Membership in the Chapter at that school?

Yes, A Chapter can increase the grades required to apply to the SNHS. Unweighted grades can be raised from 3.5 to no higher than 3.75 out of 4.0. Weighted grades can be raised to no more than 4.0.

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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