Murrieta: National Honor Society Member Wins National Scholarship

thumbnail_Shruti Amin (2)


Shruti Amin, a Murrieta Valley High School senior and member of the National Honor Society (NHS), has been named one of 25 national finalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program. Amin was chosen from more than 25,000 applicants and will receive a $3,000 scholarship.

“We are very proud of this well-deserved honor,” said Sherry Taufer, MVHS teacher and NHS Adviser. “Shruti has exhibited all the qualities of a National Honor Society member and she has been a leader and a positive example for the entire student body during her years at Murrieta Valley High School,” added Taufer.

High school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National Honor Society chapter are able to apply for an NHS Scholarship. National finalists are selected on the basis of their leadership skills; participation in service organizations, clubs, and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record. As a finalist, Shruti Amin is recognized as one of the top 25 NHS members in the nation this school year.

While at Murrieta Valley High School, Shruti Amin has been the President of National Honor Society, Junior Class VP,School Board Representative, Commissioner of Academics for the Associated Student Body, Captain of the Varsity Tennis Team and Science Olympiad, and Founder/President of Kardz4Kids and the Be A Buddy Club which helps special needs children. She is a National Merit Finalist Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction. She has been a Teen Advisor for the Murrieta Public Library and has received the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award with over 1,100 hours of service.

This fall she plans to attend UCLA to study Psychobiology as a Pre-Med student. .MVHS Principal Eric Mooney said, “Shruti is one of the top students in her class. She is selfless, altruistic and humble. In addition to taking rigorous International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses, she has helped raise funds for UNICEF and earthquake relief in Nepal and she has expressed interest in serving in developing nations.”

NHS Scholarships have been awarded by NASSP since 1946, providing more than $13 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. This year, the program awarded $500,000 in scholarships. Only chapters with active affiliation with the NHS national office are eligible to participate in the NHS Scholarship program. Additional information about the program can be found at

Press Release & Photo Provided by the MVUSD