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    Achievement. Scholarship. A World of Potential.

    Recognizing and connecting young scholars to bright futures from high school to college and beyond.

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    LEARN. LEAD. CHANGE THE WORLD.

    Recognizing and connecting young scholars to bright futures from high school to college and beyond.

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    Achievement. Scholarship. A World of Potential.

    Recognizing and connecting young scholars to bright futures from high school to college and beyond.

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    LEARN. LEAD. CHANGE THE WORLD.

    Recognizing and connecting young scholars to bright futures from high school to college and beyond.

World Betterment Initiatives

How to Be an Advocate

Scholarships, a panel, resources, and member stories supporting our commitment to social and racial justice.

Be More Fund

Win a $10,000 grant for your passion projects around world betterment, such as innovative solutions for health care, science challenges and opportunities, business and entrepreneurial ideas, or even a nonprofit entity.

Why Vote?

Educational resources to encourage participation in the democratic process.

Congratulations Class of 2020!

The class of 2020 created the most inspiring (and sometimes tear-jerking) speeches we have ever had the pleasure of viewing! Check out a compilation of our NSHSS Virtual Valedictorian Scholarship winners! Here's to you, class of 2020, to your perseverance, reliance, and positive vision towards the future! See all the winners and runner's up here.

Supporting the Journey to Excellence

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) provides a wide range of opportunities that align with your journey from high school to college.

In addition to awarding more than $2 million in scholarships to qualified applicants each year, NSHSS and our partners offer internships, study abroad, summer programs, discounts on educational services, and more.

Claes Nobel

"There is a special place in my heart for encouraging and recognizing the youth of the world.” -- Claes Nobel, the senior member of the Nobel Prize family and co-founder of NSHSS

 

The Latest

Share your passion

Judges selected winners in the World Betterment and STEAM & Innovation categories.

Future Focused

The CIA, Army, and State Department discuss skills that are critical for success.

Improve Your Scholarship Strategy

Learn how to secure scholarships for college from the experts.

NSHSS SCHOLAR’S DAY DC

Highlights from our annual member event.

ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL AND NSHSS

Connecting to make a difference through honor and leadership.

A VIEW OF NOBEL WEEK

A personal account of Nobel Week in Stockholm from two of the 2019 participants.

A View of the National Society of High School Scholars

Hear what some of our scholarship winners, corporate leaders, educators and the highest-achieving students have to say about what membership in NSHSS means to them and their futures. Membership is by invitation only to those students who have achieved at least one of our rigorous academic criteria. NSHSS provides students with lifetime access to a variety of experiences and resources including scholarships, leadership and study abroad programs, service activities, and partner offers. NSHSS has much to offer a high-achieving student looking for a way to make an impact in their school, community, and the world.

Members Spotlight

OUR PARTNERS AND MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS