honor society

The Wonder Honor Society was established exclusively for home-educated students in grades 9–12. We provide opportunities for worthy character and leadership development, youth service and citizenship, skills and scholarship support, business and entrepreneurship training, and networking for home-educated students. We are determined to honor each student’s accomplishments, whether they are academic, creative, or socially impactful.

We partner with hundreds of student members, families, donors, homeschool leaders, and homeschool supporters across the country to properly equip the next generation of community leaders.

2023-2024 wonder honor society enrollment

EARLY-BIRD ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2023
COST: FREE TO FAMILIES; PRIVATELY FUNDED

National Chapter: We are currently accepting 15 high school students from each grade level (9th-12th grade) in each state on a first-come, first-served basis. Meetings are on Tuesdays at 6pm (in your time zone)

Colorado Chapter: For elementary, middle, and high school students in Colorado: We are piloting an in-person format. Meetings are on Tuesdays at 6pm in Greenwood Village.

wonder honor society scholarship

APPLICATION PERIOD: OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 30, 2023 AT 12:00 AM MST
SELECTION NOTIFICATION: LATE MARCH 2024
SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT: MAY 2024
ACCEPTANCE DATE: JUNE 1, 2024

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The Wonder Honor Society offers students practical and hands-on education and experience in business and entrepreneurship concepts. Students learn how to work with a team to accomplish a collective goal while serving the homeschool community.  


The Wonder Honor Society Scholarship provides the opportunity to home educated students to attend the higher education institution of their choice. For our first year, we estimate awarding $25,000 in scholarship funds to 50 students. Wonder Scholar selections demonstrate godly-character, servant leadership, community service, and scholarship. 

This opportunity is best for self-motivated students with strong biblical character, a desire to understand business and entrepreneurship, and a realization of the importance of serving one’s community as a leader of the next generation.

WONDER HONOR SOCIETY MEMBER FAQS

The Wonder Honor Society focuses on developing opportunities for home-educated youth to grow in leadership, industry-specific skills, independence, responsibility, confidence, critical thinking and cognitive abilities, and a sense of wonder about the world and each other.

Whether the student has a natural propensity in logical/mathematical, linguistic, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal, interpersonal, naturalistic, or existential skills and abilities, we help support them in their pursuit of high education. 

Along with discussions about biblical character and leadership, every month, students learn and put into practice a particular business skill or concept. Students work together as a team to apply this concept to develop and complete an annual community project. In addition, students volunteer throughout the year, preferably in an industry they are interested in pursuing after graduation.

We are currently piloting an online meeting format, as many homeschool students reside across the state. This would allow learning and collaboration to work in a convenient, efficient, and relevant manner for most of the year. The final Community Projects are facilitated by students in-person, as well as completed volunteer hours. 

What are the eligibility requirements for the Wonder Honor Society?

To be eligible for the Wonder Honor Society, students must meet the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Be a home-educated high school student according to the homeschool laws of your state.
  • Fully complete the online application.

Why don’t we require academic test scores or transcripts for acceptance? We’ve learned over the years that society is made up of different types of people who have different strengths and weaknesses, but all use their brilliant minds to run successful businesses, positively impact their communities, and continue to be lifelong learners. Therefore, we do not focus solely on honoring academic achievements, but rather the strengths of every member. The training provided through the Honor Society educational resources helps prepare each student no matter their vocation. 

REQUIREMENTS: Students must complete the following requirements and obligations during each participating year:

  • Watch Monthly Master Workshop videos and complete readings and preparation materials.
  • Attend all Online Chapter Meetings. Chapter Meetings are hosted live online weekly on Tuesdays at 6pm and focus on discussions around the Master Workshop concepts and class community projects. Each month includes a Focus character and leadership traits and includes a business topic such as project development, marketing, sales, advertising, execution, teamwork, finances, etc.
  • Complete 20 hours of service per academic year. All hours must be for a non-profit organization as an unpaid volunteer.
  • Participate in the assigned Class Community Project.
SENIOR REQUIREMENTS: Students must complete the following additional requirements and obligations by the middle of their graduating year:
  • Complete a Shadow Day and find a Mentor in the student’s chosen industry before graduation. If a student’s chosen industry changes, the student must complete a new Shadow Day and find a new Mentor.
  • Seniors must complete a Senior Project during the student’s graduating year.
WONDER HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP FAQS

To be eligible for the Wonder Honor Society Scholarship, students must meet the following requirements at the time of application: 

  • Be a graduating home educated high school senior
  • Be an active member of the Wonder Honor Society
  • Meet all WHS membership requirements which include, but are not limited to, service hours, shadow day(s), mentor selection, and Community and Senior Project obligations.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Students Pursuing College or University: 
    1. Earn a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 in high school (on an unweighted 4.0 scale)
    2. Earn a minimum SAT Math score of 490 and a minimum Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 490, or a minimum ACT score of 18 in each category (writing score not required)

Applicants will be required to submit verification documents including a high school transcript, citizenship and residency documentation, proof of college enrollment (if applicable). Additionally, applicants must submit letters of recommendation.  

What are the selection criteria for the Wonder Honor Society Scholarship?

Wonder Scholars are selected according to the following criteria: 

  • Strength of godly-character
  • Leadership potential
  • Commitment to serving the community
  • Academic performance (for college/university bound students)
  • Skill performance (for trade, certification, or license bound students)

The Wonder Honor Society Scholarship is a higher education scholarship that pays toward the cost of education-related expenses, including:

  • tuition and fees, books, and supplies
  • undergraduate studies at a two- or four-year college OR
  • studies at a trade or technical school OR
  • a certification or licensing program

The Wonder Honor Society Scholarship provides a unique scholarship amount depending on the student’s higher education choice of institution and program. Scholarships are awarded one-time and may be applied toward expenses at a qualifying institution. Payments are issued directly to the institution. The funds are not made payable to the individual recipient.

Awarded Wonder Scholars are required to attend and participate in the Wonder Honor Society Member Orientation held in June and August and summer fundraiser activities. 

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