NSHSS is continually expanding its scholarship opportunities for members to help fulfill its mission of recognizing academic excellence and encouraging members to apply their unique talents, vision, and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. We have now awarded over one million dollars in scholarships since our founding in 2002. Below are upcoming deadlines - our other scholarships are described on the website at http://www.nshss.org/benefits/scholarships. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships and National Scholar Awards
Deadline: December 15, 2011
There is one application for both scholarships. To complete this online application only, log in to the member area of the website and select the “scholarship application” tab once you are logged in. The application is the first step in the process. This preliminary application is tied to your member record, so make sure that your member profile in the member area is accurate, particularly, your contact information, graduation date, and grade point average. Semifinalists will be selected from the applications submitted after the deadline and notified by mail. Those selected will be requested to submit additional material, including transcript, personal statement, and educator recommendation. The scholarship committee will award both Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships of $5,000 and National Scholar Awards of $1,000 from the pool of semifinalists. Winners are selected based on the strength of their academic record, demonstrated leadership, service activities, personal statement, and educator recommendation.
Vesalius College Academic Competition
NSHSS has partnered with Belgium's Vesalius College in Brussels who is sponsoring an academic competition exclusively for NSHSS members, providing cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200 to the top three winners.
All NSHSS members worldwide with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher may apply for the Vesalius College Academic Competition awards. Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school.
Applications are due by December 9, 2011
Download the Vesalius College Academic Competition application and submit along with the required essay which should be no more than 800 words. The application must be signed by a high school counselor. Essays must be in English.
Application Deadline: February 24, 2012
Robert Sheppard Leadership Award – download application
We want to inspire our members who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to community service and initiative in volunteer activities. In honor of Robert P. Sheppard, who worked tirelessly with high school and college honor societies for over twenty years, awards of $2,500 and $1,000 are made to NSHSS members who embody his passion for volunteerism.
This scholarship is for $2,500 awarded annually to an NSHSS member demonstrating outstanding commitment to community service and initiative in volunteer activities.
Below is a selection of scholarship providers who are members of the National Scholarship Providers Association that you may wish to research.
American Indian College Fund
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Elks National Foundation
From the Top (Musical performers)
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Horatio Alger Association
Kentucky Fried Chicken Foundation, Inc.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Ron Brown Scholar Program-CAP Charitable Foundation
United Negro College Fund
Wal-Mart Foundation, Inc.