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NSHSS Scholarship Winners: A Year in Review

Each year, NSHSS and its partners are thrilled to offer more than $2,000,000 in scholarships to scholars who have shown academic excellence, entrepreneurship, leadership, and who excelled in areas like literature, medicine, music, STEM, sustainability, and visual arts. 

These scholarships are devoted to helping NSHSS scholars pay for college, graduate school, and international study abroad opportunities.

As a celebration of some of the NSHSS scholarship winners, here are some highlights of a few NSHSS scholarships and the 2019 recipients of those scholarships!

 

Claes Nobel Legacy Awards

The Claes Nobel Legacy Awards provide a USD $5,000 scholarship for one high school senior and one college freshman who have notably demonstrated  the values of NSHSS Co-founder Claes Nobel, such as: preserving the earth, promoting peace, and changing the world for the better. 

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the Claes Nobel Legacy Awards:

  • Isabella Rabakowsi, Newbury Park, CA, Newbury Park High School 
  • Olivia Snipes, Norfolk, VA, Old Dominion University

Applications for 2020 scholarship recipients are not yet open; however, interested applicants may check the NSHSS website throughout the year.

Find more information and eligibility requirements here.

 

Claes Nobel Women of Tomorrow Leadership Award

The Claes Nobel Women of Tomorrow Leadership Award provides USD $1,000 scholarships to a number of young women who demonstrate leadership within their schools and communities to encourage them to continue honing and using those leadership skills in their colleges and universities and their future careers and communities.

Congratulations to the top 5 2019 winners of the Claes Nobel Women of Tomorrow Leadership Award: 

  • Sydney Gray, La Jolla, CA, The Bishop's School 
  • Vanesa Carrillo, El Paso, TX, Bel Air High School 
  • Chloe Petrosino, Merritt Island, Edgewood Junior/Senior High School
  • Sofia Vainikos, Orland Park, IL, Carl Sandburg High School 
  • Vainavi Viswanath, San Diego, CA, Canyon Crest Academy

Applications for 2020 scholarship recipients are not yet open; however, interested scholars may check the NSHSS website throughout the year.

Find more information and eligibility requirements here.

 

NSHSS STEAM Scholarships

The NSHSS STEAM Scholarships are reserved for high school seniors planning to major in a STEAM field, which includes science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics and any area related to the medical field. Applicants have the chance to earn USD $1,000 in scholarships.

Congratulations to the 2019 winners of the NSHSS STEAM Scholarships:

  • Sean Buchanan, Ballwin, MO, Marty Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School 
  • Noah Covey, Dunwoody, GA, Dunwoody High School 
  • DeGreer Harris, Atlanta, GA, Charles R. Drew Charter Academy
  • Paris Creed King, Tallahassee, FL, Leon High School 
  • Yanai Sun, Coon Rapids, MN, Coon Rapids High School 

Applications for 2020 scholarship recipients are not yet open; however, interested scholars may check the NSHSS website throughout the year.

Find more information and eligibility requirements here.

 

United Planet Merit Scholarship

To highlight one of NSHSS’s scholarships geared toward helping students fund service trips abroad, the United Planet Merit Scholarship helps to fund students who would like to participate in a United Planet volunteer program.

United Planet is a non-profit organization, headquartered in Boston, devoted to building a global network of leaders and volunteers and foster cross-cultural understanding and address shared global challenges through their programs.

NSHSS, in partnership with United Planet, provides one winner  a full scholarship to any 1 to 3 week volunteer program in any of United Planet’s Short-Term Quest Destinations and five USD $500 scholarships for any short-term volunteer program (1 to 12 weeks) or long-term program volunteer program (6-month or one-year).  

The Scholarship takes eligible students to areas like:

  • Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico
  • Asia: India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam
  • The Pacific: New Zealand
  • Europe: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland,Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom
  • Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

Congratulations to 2019’s winner of the full program scholarship:

  • Karni Dechoian, Parsippany, NJ, Parsippany High School

And congratulations to the 2019 winners of the partial program scholarships:

  • Klaybis Asllani, Aurora, IL, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 
  • Julian Barkoh, Missouri City, TX, Lawrence E. Elkins High School 
  • Katelyn Bryant, Smithfield, VA, Smithfield High School
  • Elizabeth Kolb, Mauston, WI, Mauston High School 
  • Mya Watts, Chicago, IL, DePaul University 

Applications for 2020 scholarship recipients are not yet open; however, interested scholars may check the NSHSS website throughout the year.

Find more information and eligibility requirements here.

Any students interested in applying for a NSHSS scholarship should visit the NSHSS scholarships information page. To help with scholarship applications, scholarship application tips and advice may also be found on the NSHSS website.

Thank you to all the scholars who applied for NSHSS scholarships in 2019, and best of luck to all of the 2020 applicants!