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Paving the Way for Young Scholars to Succeed.

NSHSS isn’t just for high school scholars. In addition to nominating exceptional students, teachers and other educators have opportunities to apply for grants, attend educational events, and earn recognition for their contributions to today’s youth. Join over 64,000 other educators in becoming a recognized NSHSS educator today! 



In Scholarships Awarded Annually


Young Scholars

In Our Member Community Since 2002


Educators of Distinction

Recognized Worldwide

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of Educators

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. Join the NSHSS community to nominate students for membership, apply for educator grants, attend special events, and more.

Join Our Community

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

Join NSHSS students, partners, and fellow educators at exclusive NSHSS events around the world.

From the NSHSS Educator of the Year awards to grant recipients, we celebrate and recognize the educators who have made a difference in the lives of today’s young scholars.


Don’t take our word for it! Hear directly from some of the NSHSS esteemed Educators of Distinction. NSHSS is a distinguished academic honor society, committed to recognizing and serving the highest-achieving student scholars in more than 26,000 high schools across 170 countries. With access to $2 million in scholarships annually, educational resources and a network of more than 1.7 million exceptional peers spanning high school to college and career, NSHSS scholars embody academic dedication and outstanding leadership in their schools, workplaces and communities.

Hear what some of our esteemed Educators of Distinction say about NSHSS.


Students who join NSHSS become members for life. A one-time membership fee of $75 grants them access to scholarship opportunities and much more.


NSHSS awards over $2 million in exclusive scholarships each year.


NSHSS college fairs help students prepare for a successful college transition.


Leadership programs teach students critical skills to help them achieve their goals.


NSHSS member events in the US and abroad connect young scholars with their peers.


Our partners offer valuable, real-world skills through internships and more.


Students can save money on textbooks, test prep programs, and more.


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

EOY Sofia Gonzalez
2019 Top Educator of the Year

Morton East High School, Cicero, Illinois

EOY Christine Fryer
Christine Fryer
2018 Top Educator of the Year

MLK- Educational Campus High School for Law Advocacy and Community Justice, New York, New York

EOY Joyce Kim
Joyce Kim
2017 Top Educator of the Year

Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, Illinois

Exclusive Educator Grants

NSHSS is proud to offer grant opportunities, special discounts, access to conferences, and more to teachers and educators.

Apply for Grants

DECA Chapter Advisor Grants
A leadership award to recognize two outstanding contributions of DECA advisors who consistently demonstrate their commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life. Two $1,000 awards.
Advanced Placement Teacher Grants
$500 grants to support Advanced Placement instruction in any subject. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, field trips or other resources to enhance the delivery of Advanced Placement courses.
IB Teacher Grants
$500 grants open to teachers in International Baccalaureate programs. Funds may be used for supplies, materials, field trips or other resources to enhance the delivery of International Baccalaureate courses.