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Nominate A Student


Recognize and reward your best high school students by nominating them for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. With your nomination, your students will receive an invitation to join for access to member-exclusive scholarships, college admissions counsel and advanced networking opportunities. NSHSS connects members with over $2 million in scholarships annually, as well as resources to help with the transition from high school to college, and college to career.

Member Qualifications

NSHSS recognizes young scholars who have demonstrated excellence through their academic achievements based on objective criteria, including grades and test scores. Students must meet any one of the following criteria to be considered for membership. 


3.5 Cumulative GPA (4.0 Scale) or higher (or equivalent such as 88 on a 100-point scale)

1280 SAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*

1150 PSAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*

26 ACT score or higher

Score 4 or higher on any AP exam

Total combined IB test scores of 40 or higher

IGCSE Grade A or higher

Top 10% rank in class

*Scores from the old exam (SAT score 1750 or higher; PSAT score 200 or higher) will be accepted.


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

To nominate a student, you must first register as an educator. If you are already registered, please proceed to Step 2.