Since 2002, the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has been supporting young academics on their journey to college and beyond as they prepare to become the leaders of tomorrow. Co-founded by the great-nephew of Alfred Nobel, NSHSS is inspired by the mission of the Nobel Prize to support academic achievement and world betterment. NSHSS pursues this mission by connecting members with exclusive scholarships, college fairs, internships, career and leadership opportunities, partner discounts, and more.
In Our Member Community Since 2002
NSHSS Members Around the Globe
Recognizing Young Scholars
NSHSS recognizes high school scholars for their academic achievements as well as service to their local communities. A one-time $75 lifetime membership fee provides young scholars with an array of resources that encourage smooth transitions from high school to college and beyond.
The mission of the National Society of High School Scholars is to recognize academic excellence among high-achieving students, deliver to them value and opportunity through membership, and inspire them to realize their potential.
NSHSS is helping to fulfill the dreams of high-achieving honors students by offering members access to unique learning experiences, exclusive scholarships, valuable internships, international study opportunities, and meaningful peer networks. Serving a diverse membership on a path from high school to college to career, NSHSS helps outstanding high school scholars identify and use the gifts they have been given and equip them for future success.
NSHSS was established in 2002 by Claes Nobel and James Lewis to continue the Nobel family legacy of recognizing and rewarding excellence.
Our experienced team of leaders share a passion for encouraging young scholars on their path to success and providing access to opportunities to help them meet their goals.
James W. Lewis is President of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), which he established in 2002 along with friend and co-founder, Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
Claes Nobel founded the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) in 2002. Originally from Sweden, he now holds dual citizenship from Sweden and the US, and is senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. Mr. Nobel is a passionate proponent of humanitarian and environmental causes.
Dr. Di Yerbury, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of Macquarie University, is the first woman to have headed an Australian university. She is passionate about encouraging awareness of the value of international educational and cultural experiences in helping young people to develop into compassionate leaders and world citizens.
NSHSS Chairman and Co-Founder, Claes Nobel, believes that youth are 100% of our future. Mr. Nobel encourages all people to prescribe to “The Seven Rights,” a powerful remedy for Universal Peace, Environmental Sustainability, and Personal Happiness.
Your mind is a dynamic organ. Everything in the universe and in the world – yes, even you – originated in thought.
Words are incredibly powerful. Once a word leaves your mouth, not even the strength of 10,000 elephants can pull it back again.
Let Dignity, Honor, and Truth be the noble hallmarks of your character.
Smile and laugh. Be kind, positive, and helpful to all. Become a good listener.
Step lightly on the Earth-leave no foot-prints.
You do not have to go to the far corners of the world. Start world transformation in your own community. Start right in your own backyard.
No procrastination! No excuses! Become a very busy, active person for World Betterment and World Change.