What is National Technical Honor Society?
The National Technical Honor Society currently serves over 100,000 active members and nearly two million alumni since its inception in 1984. Awarding over $2 million in scholarships since 2005, NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
NTHS helps members to:
- Seek postsecondary education by awarding over $300,000 in scholarship annually.
- Position themselves ahead of competition in today’s highly competitive workforce.
- Earn recognition for superior achievement in career and technical fields.
- Build career portfolios with professional letters of recommendation.
- Connect to global career and technical education networks.
- Discover opportunities with leading business and industry.
- Serve in leadership roles in communities and industries.
Members receive a membership certificate in a professional presentation portfolio. In addition, members receive an official NTHS diploma seal, graduation tassel, lapel pin, and window decal to show their affiliation with NTHS.
Membership eligibility requirements:
- Junior or Senior status
- Minimum 3 Career & Technical Education credits with at least one credit being a 2nd level
- Minimum 3.0 overall GPA unweighted
- Minimum 3.0 CTE GPA unweighted
- No Out of School Suspensions during high school career
- No more than 3 separate In School Suspensions during high school career
Additional membership requirements for the candidate to complete:
- Three (3) completed teacher recommendations – at least one must be a CTE teacher
- List your three teachers on your application.
- Student written statement of school/community service projects
- Display leadership qualities/strong work ethic though active involvement in at least one of the following:
Career Technical Student Organization (DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, Skills USA)
School-sponsored student service organization (Leadership, Beta, Interact, Key, etc.)
Civic or Service Organization (Scouts, Church, etc.)