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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 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.


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.

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

1150 PSAT score or higher

26 ACT score or higher

Score 4 or higher on any AP exam

Total combined IB test scores of 36 or higher

IGCSE Grade A or higher

Top 10% rank in class


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.