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Supporting Young Scholars to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders

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 scholarships, college fairs, internships, career and leadership opportunities, partner discounts, and more.


Young Scholars

In Our Member Community Since 2002



NSHSS Members Around the Globe



Recognizing Young Scholars

Recognizing Academic

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.

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Our mission is to recognize academic excellence and honor the highest achieving high school students, providing them with the resources and network to excel in college, career and community.

Our vision is to establish a worldwide network of high achieving scholars and help equip them to be the next generation of impact-driven leaders in their schools, workplaces, and communities. The Society, its mission, values and student members embody the Nobel Spirit.

“For more than 100 years, my family name has been recognized as a hallmark of peace and excellence…”

NSHSS was established in 2002 by Claes Nobel and James Lewis to continue the Nobel family legacy of recognizing and rewarding excellence.

Meet the NSHSS Leadership Team

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 Lewis
James Lewis
President of NSHSS

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
Claes Nobel
Co-Founder, NSHSS and Chairman, NSHSS Board of Advisors

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.

Di Yerbury
Dr. Di Yerbury
NSHSS Advisory Board Member

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.

Our Partners and Collaborating Universities

The Seven Rights

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.

Right Thought

Your mind is a dynamic organ. Everything in the universe and in the world – yes, even you – originated in thought.

Right Word

Words are incredibly powerful. Once a word leaves your mouth, not even the strength of 10,000 elephants can pull it back again.

Right Deed

Let Dignity, Honor, and Truth be the noble hallmarks of your character.

Right Attitude

Smile and laugh. Be kind, positive, and helpful to all. Become a good listener.

Right Livelihood

Step lightly on the Earth-leave no foot-prints.

Right Here

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.

Right Now

No procrastination! No excuses! Become a very busy, active person for World Betterment and World Change.