Application deadline for 2023 is May 1, 2023

Your chapter has done the work.  Now, get the recognition you deserve.

Apply for the Silver Star of Excellence Award for your school’s NTHS Chapter each year.  This award recognizes the achievement of National Technical Honor Society Chapters that maintain an active status, grow their membership, foster business/industry partnerships, and excel in the reflection, implementation, and understanding of the NTHS Seven Attributes:

  • Skill
  • Honesty
  • Service
  • Responsibility
  • Scholarship
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership


The C. Allen Powell Service Award — Each year, one chapter will be chosen from all Silver Star of Excellence submissions to receive the C. Allen Powell Service Award based on the quality of the activities submitted in the service section.

How to apply

To apply…

  1. Sign in to the NTHS Portal (While students are encouraged to help create the submission, only advisors should log in to submit.)
  2. Download and complete the NTHS Silver Star of Excellence Documentation Template
  3. Download the Administrator Verification Letter Template, place on your school’s letterhead, and have a school administrator sign as verification and support of your application.
  4. Complete the application form at the bottom of this page and upload the documents from Step 2 and 3.

Only one entry per chapter per year will be considered for the Silver Star of Excellence national award.
Applications must now be submitted by May 1, 2023 (11:59PM EST)

***Please note that applications should only be submitted by advisors. Students may contribute and should help create the content for the submission but only a registered NTHS advisor should submit the application on this page. 


Scoring will be based on supporting evidence and written documentation that the chapter is meeting the objectives for each section in the Documenation Template. The decision by the NTHS panel of judges will be final.

Entries in this category will be evaluated and scored based on a total of 100 points. Any chapter that meets the criteria with a score of 90 or more points will receive the NTHS Silver Star of Excellence award.


Criteria Scoring
Creativity 1-25 points
Demonstration of the NTHS Attributes 1-25 points
Involvement of NTHS Members 1-25 points
School/Community Engagement 1-25 points