NSHSS college student Margaret Kahn, of Seattle, WA, was presented with a Di Yerbury International Scholar Award by Mr. Nobel at the NSHSS member event held at the University of California, San Diego. The scholarship helps student participate in study abroad programs during their university careers. Margaret is majoring in International Affairs at The George Washington University and will be studying at Istanbul University in Istanbul, Turkey. Margaret has shared her experience of being selected by the U.S. Department of State as part of the first delegation of Youth Ambassadors to travel to Brazil.
Robert Sheppard Leadership Award
Princeton University student Alec Urbach received the Robert Sheppard Leadership Award for his work with Giving from the Ground Up, a nonprofit organization he founded in 2009, and its subsidiary, Alec’s Animated Schoolhouse. He writes and produces unique animated Math, Science and Hygiene Film curricula along with cartoon illustrated workbooks, and educational comic books about pressing societal issues that overcome the literacy & learning divide for the most vulnerable children in developing nations—to date reaching 240,000 children.
Di Yerbury International Scholar Award
NSHSS membership offers a lifetime of opportunities beyond high school in college and beyond. The Di Yerbury International Scholar Awards, named in honor of NSHSS Board Member Professor Di Yerbury, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. These scholarships help provide tuition for college members participating in study abroad programs. Dr. Yerbury and Mr. Nobel present the first of these scholarships awarded to Spelman College graduate Alexis Carter, at our event at Rice University in Houston, Texas, for her travel to China.
Anna Lubitz, NSHSS Student Council
Anna Lubitz, who served throughout college as an NSHSS Student Council member, offers solid advice for college-bound scholars. She was selected for first place in the NSHSS "Think Science" competition and is soon to enroll in the MPH/MBA graduate program at Stony Brook University. Anna was invited to speak to members at the NASDAQ bell ringing ceremony in New York City, where she is pictured with Mr. Nobel.
Rice University Scholars with State Dept.
On June 20, 2014, John C. Roberts, U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for Southeast Texas and Louisiana, attended the NSHSS Member Event at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Mr. Roberts is proudly pictured with NSHSS Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes; Ambassador Scholar Award winner Mateo Mansilla-Moya from Reynosa, Mexico; and Tesoro Youth Leadership Award winners Nathan Monger from Vidor, Texas and Alejandro Dolores from Houston, Texas.
Envision National Youth Medicine Forum
Remy Schlossberg, of Las Vegas, Nevada, received a scholarship sponsored by NSHSS partner Envision to attend the National Youth Medicine Forum at Emory University. Envision sponsors program scholarships for NSHSS high school members to participate in life-changing programs in business, digital media, engineering & technology, law, medicine, CSI, national security, and leadership.