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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.

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Latest News

  • Scholarships for NSHSS Members to Study Abroad

    by | 3/8/2017 2:14:18 PMWe’re part of an interconnected world, and studying abroad can be a great way to better learn about and respect the world around you. We have several study abroad scholarships available for NSHSS members.

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  • Pre-College Summer Programs for High School Students

    by | 2/2/2017 11:37:45 AMMaximize your summer break by enrolling in a pre-college program. Many NSHSS Collaborating Universities have summer programs for high school students, and several of them are offering discounts and scholarships exclusively for NSHSS Members.

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  • NSHSS Member Nicole Dully: An Eye-opening Experience Volunteering in Greece

    by | 2/3/2017 12:49:05 PMNicole Dully had never been on an airplane, let alone out of the country, when the opportunity to volunteer at a refugee camp in Greece presented itself to her. She was worried that the trip was too expensive, and that her parents would be hesitant to let her go, but something inside compelled her to “just ask.” So that’s what she did, and her bravery worked. Read about her amazing journey, and the lessons she learned that solidified her passions for travel, service work, and teaching.

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