Membership is open to media staff members in a Q&S school
Quill and Scroll chapters have been established at more than 11,000 schools around the world. When a candidate is recommended for membership, the student or the school journalism program pays a one-time initiation fee of $25. The Society then provides the initiate with an official membership pin of their choice and a lifetime membership certificate.
Members of Quill and Scroll Honor Society must be chosen from students enrolled in the high school who, at the time of their recommendation, meet the following requirements:
- They must be of sophomore, junior or senior classification.
- They must have the equivalent of a B grade average, or be in the upper third of their class in general scholastic standing, either for the year of their election or for the cumulative total of all high school work.
- They must have done superior work in some phase of journalism or school media work. They may be staffers of a magazine, newspaper, yearbook, news organization, online site or radio/television station at the school, or one conducted by an external organization.
- They must be recommended by the supervisor or by the committee governing the media.
- They must be approved by the Quill and Scroll Executive Director.
Membership is open to all media staff members in a chartered or member high school. All Quill and Scroll membership materials may only be ordered by journalism advisers, teachers or school principals.
The traditional order form — which includes memberships, cords, and other paraphernalia — is accessible to the right by clicking the top yellow button. The middle button allows you to pay by credit card through an outside partner. The bottom button is simplified online order form where you can list new members and order graduation cords only. It takes you to the online payment site to pay by credit card with the same partner.
Download PDF of Induction Ceremony scripts: Candle Lighting Induction, Non-Candle Induction or listen to our podcast recording of the Induction Ceremony here.