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NSHSS Scholarships

NSHSS provides over one million dollars in college scholarships and study abroad and leadership programs annually. A key part of our mission is to help you gain access to higher education so that you can take your place as future leader.

NSHSS Member Receives Emmy Award

Eve Salomon, a Broadcast Associate for CBS News’ 60 Minutes program, received an Emmy Award at the 35th Annual News and Broadcast Emmy Ceremony held at Lincoln Center in New York City on October 1. At age 23, she is one of the youngest recipients of this award, which she won as co-producer in the category of Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a Major News Story for the CBS 60 Minutes piece “Imminent Danger.”

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Arne Duncan receives a 2014 Claes Nobel World Betterment Award

Arne Duncan, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and current U.S. Secretary of Education, speaks about the role that educators and organizations like NSHSS play in expanding opportunities for students across the globe to prepare them for success in college and in future careers. Through the World Betterment Award, the NSHSS Foundation seeks to inspire leadership and value for humankind among diverse young people around the world.

Dr. William E. Evans speaks about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Dr. William E. Evans, former CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, received a 2014 Claes Nobel World Betterment Award. For the last two years, St Jude has been the top employer where NSHSS members wish to work according to the annual NSHSS Millennial Career Survey. The Claes Nobel World Betterment Award honors outstanding role models for today’s millennials, recognizing individuals who are making exceptional contributions to society.

NSHSS Goes Green

Dillon Pabisz, an NSHSS Ambassador from Boynton Beach Florida and active member of his boyscout troop, recently organized and led the first worldwide #NSHSSGoesGreen Initiative. Scholars from the United States, Venezuela, and India, among others, worked together to make our earth a little greener throughout the summer. Collectively, NSHSS members accumulated over 3,500 pounds of litter within their communities cleaning up their environments. Not only did NSHSS members meet new friends during this initiative, but proved how strong the NSHSS membership bond is across the globe and found pride in World Betterment.

Mr. Nobel In NYC

NSHSS Chair Claes Nobel celebrates the spirit of freedom symbolized by the Statue of Liberty in Times Square in New York City following his invitation to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ, the largest stock exchange in the United States. Mr. Nobel is selected to ring the bell annually in order to emphasize the critical importance of investing in youth to produce more college graduates equipped with the knowledge to successfully navigate the uncharted territory of the 21st century, with its technological, economic, political, and social evolutions.

Rice University Scholars with State Dept.

Amir Adem, Georgia Ambassador State Director, received a scholarship to attend a summer leadership program in Australia through NSHSS partner the University of Melbourne. The Trinity College Young Leaders Institute at the university offered Amir the opportunity to live and study social justice issues with other young people from around the globe. A scholar, school leader, and community volunteer, Amir is building a portfolio of skills and experiences which he plans to apply towards rectifying economic inequality. Amir is now a senior at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA.

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  • USA Today Op-ed by Claes Nobel

    by | 12/5/2014 12:06:14 PMClaes Nobel: Celebrate Malala's spirit of youth Children's rights activist, along with India's Satyarthi, receives Peace Prize this week.

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  • Claes Nobel World Betterment Award 2014

    by | 11/24/2014 10:32:04 AMMr. Nobel honors three outstanding role models in environmental stewardship, medical research, and education…

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  • NSHSS Foundation Presents World Betterment Award

    by | 11/18/2014 2:34:43 PMHonorees Include: Laura Turner Seydel, Captain Planet Foundation; Dr. William E. Evans, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; And Arne Duncan, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and current U.S. Secretary of Education

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