Educator benefits

NSHSS isn’t just for high school scholars. Educators like you are crucial to the success of our young scholars. NSHSS salutes the achievements of outstanding educators who have helped students reach their potential. In addition to nominating exceptional students, teachers and other educators have the opportunity to apply for grants, attend educational events, and earn recognition for their contributions to today’s youth. Join over 140,000 other educators in becoming a recognized NSHSS educator today!

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Apply for one of the many NSHSS grant opportunities to help defray the costs of educational conferences, supplies, field trips, and more.

Educator of Distinction

NSHSS allows high school members to nominate Educators of Distinction who have made significant contributions to their academic journey.

Nominate your students

Recognize and reward your best high school students by nominating them for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.

Recognizing young scholars

Students who join NSHSS are members for life. A one-time membership fee grants them access to benefits in high school, college, and beyond, including leadership programs, networking opportunities, exclusive events and partner discounts, and scholarship opportunities. There are no fees to apply for scholarships.

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Here's what our educators say about NSHSS

Tyler Dufrene
Hahnville High School, Racelance, LA

"Words cannot express how honored and grateful I am to be selected for this prestigious award. As a passionate educator, I pour my heart and soul into every lesson I deliver. It is a true blessing to be recognized for my unwavering devotion to students and their success. I offer my heartfelt appreciation to the Scholarship & Grants committee for their time in reviewing my application and decision to invest in me and my development as a distinguished educator."

Nikki Hunter
Enrichment 4 Henry Homeschoolers, Mcdonough, GA

"We are so thankful for your kindness and support. We have a Science Fair coming up in February, and finding sponsors has been a difficult one. Non-traditional students have limited resources in many communities, and we want to equal the playing field. No child should be left behind, meaning public school and non-traditional students. Thank you!"

Jose Rivas
Lennox Mathematics, Science, and Technology Academy, Lennox, CA

“I want to thank the Scholarship & Grants committee for selecting me for this incredible honor! As a teacher, I went into the profession because I wanted to make a difference in students’ lives and create positive change. Through the application process, this recognition has helped me to reflect on my years as an educator and the impact I am making every day to my students and the community. I am truly humbled by being selected as the 2022 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year from a pool of other educators that are also doing incredible things in their schools. Thank you!”

Helen Freeman
Huntington High School, Huntington, WV

"Being named the Educator Coach of the year for 2020 by the National Society for High School Scholars has reaffirmed my hard work and dedication to students over the past 35 years of my teaching career. Receiving the $5,000 grant in the midst of the COVID–19 Pandemic has definitely been a blessing since it arrived at a time when it was desperately needed. I am thankful and humbled to have received such an outstanding honor from such a prestigious organization."

Bob Fenster
Hillsborough High School, Hillsborough, NJ

"It is always humbling to receive an award, but also something to be prideful of at the same time, and I am grateful to NSHSS for the efforts it makes to recognize teachers."

Theresa Fischer
Fredonia High School, Fredonia, KS

"I am a music and theater teacher in Fredonia, Kansas. I applied for the NSHSS School Supply Grant to help with the cost of our theater costumes for the musical production of “Beauty and the Beast” that we put on this year. With the grant money I received, we could rent specific costumes for our show, including costumes for the characters Belle, Cogsworth, Lumiere, The Beast, the Wardrobe, and Chip. With the support I received from NSHSS, I could devote more time and money to all aspects of the show, earning our students several nominations for state-wide awards. Thank you for supporting the arts and Fredonia High School!"

Benjamin Straka
Stillwater Area High School, Houlton, WI

"Thank you for the opportunity for me to highlight my students and my career. Helping students find their passion and grow as individuals is made easier with the financial support offered through organizations like NSHSS. I appreciate the hard work and thoughtful process laid out by the Scholarship and Grants committee."

Sofia Gonzalez
Morton East High School, Cicero, IL

"NSHSS has afforded me life-changing opportunities regarding my life's work in education from Top Educator of the Year 2019 to winning a $10,000 grant for girl's education. The support and tangible resources I've received will continue to advance my efforts towards world betterment and equity in the classroom."

Educator perks

Our educator discount list includes exclusive offers and deals from diverse brands to ensure that educators have access to valuable savings on tailored products and services. Access savings and discounts that empower educators. 

Educator pricing and discounts on Mac products are available to Educators.

30% off online and in-store and 15% off at factory outlets for Educators.

Offers eligible Educators of public schools, private schools, colleges and universities $500 on select Chevrolet and Cadillac vehicles. 

Educators pay only $1 every four weeks for one year.

Educators of the year

Meet our Claes Nobel Educator of the Year Award recipients recognizing for their work helping students build on academic success and grow the skills and desire to have a positive impact in the global community.

Vanessa Radice

2024 Educator of the Year

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School, Hialeah, FL

Jose Rivas

2022 Educator of the Year

Lennox Mathematics, Science, and Technology Academy, Lennox, CA

Kate Margrave

2021 Educator of the Year

Pine Creek Highschool, Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Chikezie Madu

2020 Educator of the year

White Station High School, Memphis, TN

Sofia Gonzalez

2019 Educator of the Year

Morton East High School, Cicero, Illinois

Christine Fryer

2018 Educator of the Year

MLK- Educational Campus High School

Joyce Kim

2017 Educator of the Year

Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, IL