The National Society of High School ScholarsNSHSS

Learn. Lead. Change the World.

NSHSS Scholarships

At NSHSS we know that college scholarships, pre-college and study abroad programs and connections to universities are priorities for our scholars and their families. NSHSS offers a range of lifetime member benefits connecting scholars with over $1 million in scholarships and with the resources they need to develop their strengths at each step along way – from high school to college to career.

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. This annual event is a unique platform created by NSHSS Partner, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, to foster dialogue and generate partnerships between exceptional youth, UN high officials and staff, the private sector and civil society and academic institutions.

Read excerpt from Mr. Nobel’s Speech »

NSHSS Scholarship Director Dr. Susan Thurman Offers Helpful Tips for Scholarship Applications

"Our members tell us the top reasons they join NSHSS are access to scholarships, study abroad and internship opportunities, and the chance to meet college admissions representatives at member events. In this video, Dr. Susan Thurman offers advice on how to make your NSHSS scholarship applications stand out. These practical tips are also helpful for college applications."

Learn More »

My Lifetime Journey with NSHSS

Harvard graduate Carlos Bortoni received a Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship in 2010 and served as a dedicated Student Council member. Making the most of his lifetime membership in NSHSS, he helped launch the NSHSS Fellows Program, an alumni network of NSHSS members who have graduated from college.

Learn about NSHSS Member Benefits »

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. Respondents ranked their top three employer preferences. 3M tops the list as the most preferred employer this year, with Google – the 2015 top choice – moving to No. 2.

View full survey results »

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 was invited to join the NSHSS Student Council during her college years, and now serves as VP of Community Development & Outreach for the NSHSS Fellows Executive Board. Shambrekia has benefitted significantly from the lifetime benefits of NSHSS membership, and is committed to giving back to younger members of NSHSS so that they too may grow from the experiences the Society offers.

Learn about NSHSS Leadership Programs »

NSHSS Boston Member Event 2015

NSHSS members participated in a Q&A session during the Boston Member Event at the Harvard Art Museums. Students had the chance to connect with other NSHSS members and received advice from the NSHSS Fellows Executive Board during the College Success panel. The Boston 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 events yearly in various cities and states.

Find an Event Near You »

Latest News

  • NSHSS AP Grants Make a Positive Impact

    by | 6/22/2016 2:55:59 PMDog sharks. French magazines. HP Prime calculators. Field trips to the Museum of Tolerance and the Museum of Modern Art. These are just a few of the creative ways ten dedicated Advanced Placement teachers used their $500 grants from the National Society of High School Scholars to make their curriculum exciting, meaningful and relevant.

    Read More »
  • The 25 Companies Where Top Millennials Most Want To Work In 2016

    by | 6/13/2016 3:46:12 PM(Forbes) - Karsten Strauss - "Where do scholarly Millennials and those soon to join the workforce want to work in 2016? According to a recent survey of about 13,000 of them, largely the medicine and health sector, as well as the sciences."

    Read More »
  • The New Dream Jobs

    by | 2/29/2016 8:49:00 AM(The New York Times) - What a survey of millennials might tell us about the workplaces of the future. By Jenna Wortham

    Read More »

Our Partners