Apply for an NSLC Community Service Project Grant.

At the NSLC, we believe leaders are powerful agents for change. That’s why we’re excited to announce the creation of a special fund to provide students with seed money for service projects in their communities. Grants from the fund are available to NHS, NJHS, and National Student Council chapters.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Student Council affiliates, both domestic and international, are eligible to apply for this grant. Each affiliate should only submit one application per calendar year.

The sky’s the limit in terms of your project. The NSLC and NHS both believe in the value of setting lofty goals and encourage you to pursue projects that will create the greatest good for your community. The project should be local enough that your chapter members can participate in the implementation of the initiative.

Awards will range from $500 to $2500 and will be awarded based on the merit of the application. We encourage chapters to apply for only what they need to complete the project so that as many awards as possible can be distributed.

Yes, if you have a large project and plan to request funds from multiple sources, you can request an amount that does not cover your entire anticipated project.

At the completion of your project, the NSLC would love to be able to see what wonderful work you have done in your community. You will need to provide the following within 30 days of completing your project:

  • List of participants, including chapter/council members involved, other volunteers from your school, community members, etc.
  • Total number of estimated service hours logged for the project by participants
  • Brief reflection piece on the success of your project
  • 3-5 minute video highlighting the project to be shared on social media
  • Links to any project photos and videos shared on school channels

A sample budget proposal is included in the online application. Click below to begin the application process.

Application Timelines

Multiple opportunities to apply.

This fund will have three separate application and dispersal periods throughout the year. The dates are as follows.

1st Grant PeriodDue Date
Applications Open August 1, 2023
Applications Closed September 1, 2023
Awards Dispersed September 15, 2023
Community Service Project to be completed by December 1, 2023
Project summary due to the NSLC January 1, 2024
2nd Grant PeriodDue Date
Applications Open January 1, 2024
Applications Closed February 9, 2024
Awards Dispersed February 23, 2024
Community Service Project to be completed by May 1, 2024
Project summary due to the NSLC July 1, 2024
3rd Grant PeriodDue Date
Applications Open April 1, 2024
Applications Closed June 1, 2024
Awards Dispersed June 17, 2024
Community Service Project to be completed by October 1, 2024
Project summary due to the NSLC December 1, 2024
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Apply for Funding

Apply for a community service grant within one of the timelines above and see your service project get funded!

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