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    Achievement. Scholarship. A World of Potential.

    Recognizing young scholars and connecting you to a bright future— from high school to college and beyond.

A Lifetime Of Benefits

Your vision of going to college, gaining real-world experience through internships, and starting strong in your career shouldn’t be just a dream. The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) pairs its Lifetime Members with high school and college scholarships, events, connections, internships, and career opportunities that last long after high school.

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NSHSS is much more than an accolade on your college application. As an NSHSS Lifetime Member, you gain access to exclusive scholarships to help you pay for college, plus events, college recruitment fairs, resource discounts and more.

Scholarship opportunities continue once you become an undergraduate. These scholarships will help you broaden your horizons through international study abroad programs and summer volunteer programs. We’ll also help you gain valuable real-world experience through top-notch internships.

78% of NSHSS members surveyed plan to attend graduate school. Unlike most honor societies, NSHSS continues to offer scholarships even at the graduate level. As an NSHSS Lifetime Member, you’ll connect with high-caliber business partners, giving you an edge against your competition. NSHSS is committed to helping you bring to life the career of your dreams.


NSHSS Members are eligible for exclusive scholarships to help you pay for college. This year, we will award over $2 million to help students pay for college, study abroad, summer programs, and even graduate school.

From Learning to Leading

Leaders aren’t born. They’re made. NSHSS Members take their academic achievements to the next level with events from NSHSS. From college fairs to personal development workshops to internship and career connections, NSHSS is committed to preparing you for a bright future.

"There is a special place in my heart for encouraging and recognizing the youth of the world”

Claes Nobel, Co-founder, NSHSS


Pharrell Williams wins Claes Nobel World Betterment Award

The Claes Nobel World Betterment Award was established in 2013 to highlight outstanding role models for young people, recognizing individuals who are making exceptional contributions to the promotion of global unity and cultural understanding in their own particular area of influence. Pharrell Williams was selected as the 2017 Claes Nobel World Betterment Award winner for his work with the U.N. on the International Day of Happiness, for his commitment to climate action, and for his work with his non-profit organization, From One Hand To AnOTHER Inc. (FOHTA) that he founded in 2008, to provide educational S.T.E.A.M.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Motivation) related tools needed for the future success of children.

NSHSS 2017 Career Interest Survey

Want to learn more about the career interests of high-achieving Millennial and Gen-Z students? Find out what NSHSS members all over the US say is important to them specific to education, career, employment aspirations, and civic involvement. Also, find out which companies they want to work for. Featured on and Entrepreneur.