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NSHSS Scholarships

NSHSS recognizes and rewards academic excellence by connecting high-achieving students with opportunities to develop their strengths and pursue their passions. We invite outstanding students to join our society for access to member-exclusive scholarships, college admissions counsel and advanced networking opportunities. NSHSS connects members with over $1.5 million in scholarships annually, as well as resources to help with the transition from high school to college, and college to career.

NSHSS Scholarship Application Tips

NSHSS Scholarship Director Dr. Susan Thurman offers advice on how to make your NSHSS scholarship applications stand out. These practical tips are also helpful for college applications.

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NSHSS Carter Center Holiday Event 2016

The NSHSS Carter Center Holiday Event’s College and Career Fair gave members the opportunity to speak one-on-one with college admission representatives, as well as with educational and corporate partners. NSHSS holds similar events in various cities and states throughout the year.

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My Journey with NSHSS

Paxton Peacock, a Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship recipient, explains the importance of networking, and how he leveraged the connections he made through NSHSS to attend the Global Student Leaders Summit in Davos, Switzerland.

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NSHSS 2016 Millennial Career Survey

The NSHSS 9th Annual Career Survey, conducted by Hanover Research, uncovers the opinions of more than 13,000 high school students, college students and young professionals in the areas of career choices, employers, workplace environment, communications, educational goals and global issues of importance.

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Words of Wisdom from the NSHSS Fellows Executive Board

Shambrekia Wise became a member of NSHSS in 2002 when she was a student at Pleasant Grove High School in Texas. She has benefitted significantly from the lifetime benefits of NSHSS membership, and is committed to giving back to younger members of NSHSS.

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Claes Nobel Speaks at the United Nations

In February 2016, NSHSS Chairman Claes Nobel (seen here with Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship recipient Raina Kadavil) was invited to speak at the 2016 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations in the General Assembly Hall.

Read excerpt from Mr. Nobel’s Speech »

Latest News

  • Advice from College Reps for Making Your College Application Stand Out

    by | 12/8/2016 10:28:33 AMDid you miss the College Panel at the NSHSS Holiday Event? Here are a few highlight and the top pieces of advice for students applying for college.

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  • The 7 Biggest Mistakes Made When Preparing For The SAT/ACTs

    by | 10/31/2016 2:53:37 PMRob Wellington, Director of Outreach at ScoreBeyond, shares the most common mistakes high school students make when preparing for the SAT/ACT exams.

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  • Join the Treevolution at the Greenpop Zambia Festival of Action

    by | 10/3/2016 3:33:20 PMNSHSS is proud to announce our new partnership with Greenpop, a social enterprise on a mission to (re)connect people with our planet. Greenpop plants trees through urban greening and reforestation projects, spreads environmental awareness wherever they go, and runs leadership and eco-education programmes in Southern Africa.

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