Scholar's Day ATL at Georgia Tech

Be Honored. Be More.

NSHSS members, families, educators, and partners are invited to be honored and recognized for their outstanding academic achievements at Georgia Tech! Join us in Atlanta, Georgia, the hometown of the National Society of High School Scholars, for a two-day educational conference featuring:

  • Multiple inspiring educational sessions
  • College and Career Fair with countless networking opportunities
  • NSHSS Member Party
  • LIVE Be More competition
  • Member Recognition Ceremony

Plus so much more you don't want to miss!

November 15 - 16, 2024
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center - Atlanta, GA
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Event agenda

This agenda is subject to change. Final details will be sent closer to the event date.

  • 2:00-5:00 PM Check-In & On-site Registration
  • 2:00-5:00 PM College and Career Fair

    Meet representatives from outstanding universities and explore opportunities with corporate, educational, and government leaders of renowned organizations from around the globe.
  • 2:00-5:00 PM NSHSS Store

    Snag your NSHSS swag!

  • 3:00-4:00 PM Welcome Reception

    Enjoy snacks and beverages while you wait for the Welcome Session to kick off.

  • 3:30-4:00 PM Welcome Performance    Scholar's Day Atlanta will begin with a welcoming performance from Georgia Tech's acapella group, Infinite Harmony!
  • 4:00-4:30 PM Welcome Session

    Scholar’s Day Atlanta 2024 will kick off with a welcome message from our NSHSS Fellows emcee, Morgan Vazquez, NSHSS President and Co-Founder Mr. James Lewis, and Georgia Tech, followed by event announcements and more!

  • 4:30 - 7:00 PM $100,000 Be More Competition Finalist Presentations

    Experience the projects, prototypes, and nonprofits selected to compete live in front of a panel of judges in the shark-tank-style NSHSS Be More Fund Competition for the chance to win one of ten  $10,000 grants!

  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM Member Party

    Students, conclude the night and let loose with fellow members at a party just for you! Music and games come together to create a great opportunity to make new friends from all over the country!

  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM Parent Session

    Parents, this session is just for you! Sit back and learn more about the college admissions process in this parent-only session hosted by an NSHSS educational partner. 

  • 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Check-in & Onsite Registration
  • 8:00-9:00 AM Networking Breakfast

    Wake up with coffee, a continental breakfast, and a chance to network with other NSHSS families and CCF exhibitors!
  • 8:00 AM-2:00 PM College and Career Fair

    Meet representatives from outstanding universities and explore opportunities with corporate, educational, and government leaders of renowned organizations from around the globe.

  • 8:00 AM-2:00 PM NSHSS Store

    Snag your NSHSS swag!

  • 9:00-10:00 AM Future Focused Panel

    Hear from a variety of well-respected professionals about what they are looking for from the next-generation workforce and how to build important skills to be prepared to make the transition from academic success to career achievement.

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM General Sessions - TBA

  • 12:00-2:00 PM Lunch On Your Own

    Enjoy lunch with your family at a local restaurant. There are plenty nearby to choose from!

  • 2:00-2:45 PM Navigating Scholarship & Admission Applications Like a Pro

    Hear NSHSS Collegiate Council and Fellows members discuss some tips for standing out in the college admissions process and finding scholarships that work for you! Live Q&A during the session.

  • 2:45-4:15 PM General Sessions - TBA
  • 4:15-5:00 PM Closing Remarks and Awards

    Hear final thoughts of inspiration from our closing speaker, scholarships are presented, Educator, Grant, Claes Nobel World Betterment Award, and Be MORE Competition winners will be announced!

  • 5:00-6:00 Member Recognition Ceremony 

    All members will be invited on stage to receive an honor medallion for their academic achievements!

Be More Competition

NSHSS celebrates and honors lifetime members from across the globe who believe in being the next agents of change and the next thought leaders. The $100,000 NSHSS Be More Grant is a program set up to provide funding to NSHSS members aspiring for world betterment and will award $10,000 grants to the ten winners.

As part of the grant requirements, the top 14 finalists will be selected to participate in a LIVE judged competition at Scholar's Day Atlanta for all event attendees to watch. Finalists will present their projects live during the event in front of a panel of judges to compete for their chance of earning one of the $10,000 grants. All competitors will leave the event even more inspired to continue their efforts to make the world a better place!

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Scholar's Day Atlanta Hotel & Parking

All Scholar's Day activities will be in the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. NSHSS has secured a discounted room block at the event venue - book your discounted room before October 15

Parking is available on-site via the connected parking garage. Upon checking into the hotel, you can add parking to your room by validating your room key, providing you with in-and-out access.

Attendees are responsible for getting to and from the event location. NSHSS does not assist with airfare or hotels. Limited number of rooms available; first come, first served. Please register for the event before booking any travel or accommodations.

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Volunteering

At NSHSS, we believe in the power of action and the positive impact we can make together. How about volunteering during our organizing events? 

In addition, by volunteering during our events, you will gain valuable skills, such as teamwork, leadership and organization. These skills will be useful in your academic and professional life, allowing you to excel and develop further.

Don't miss the opportunity to make a real difference and be part of the change. Join us as a volunteer during our organizing events and be an agent of transformation at NSHSS.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Scholar's Day FAQs

Find here the answers to all of your Scholar's Day questions!

Scholar's Day is NSHSS's signature event. Over the years, NSHSS has hosted thousands of members, families, partners and friends at Scholar's Day events in Washington D.C. and Atlanta, GA. Fun fact: the first Scholar's Day was held in the US Senate! 🏛️

Each attendee is responsible for their own accommodation and transportation arrangements. NSHSS does not assist with airfare, however, we do provide a discounted hotel room block. See details above.

NSHSS will provide light hors d'oeuvres during the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon reception and a breakfast on Saturday morning. Be sure to plan to provide your own meals otherwise. There are plenty of excellent restaurants surrounding the venue! NSHSS will share info about nearby eateries onsite.

Yes! To be admitted to Scholar's Day, each member, parent, or guest must purchase a ticket via Eventbrite in order to attend.

Scholar's Day tickets are only sold as a 2-day ticket package, but it is not mandatory to attend both days. Most of the programming, educational sessions, and the Member Recognition Ceremony will be on Saturday though, so you won't miss it! Registration will be open Saturday morning as well for those that do not wish to/cannot attend on Friday. Saturday, we will also be serving a complimentary breakfast and you will have access to the College & Career Fair! 

Event tickets are non-refundable as stated on our no refund policy, but we can transfer your tickets to another NSHSS event or to an Eventbrite credit! The credit would sit in your Eventbrite account, and you can apply it towards tickets to any current or future NSHSS within the next three years! If there is not another event you would like your tickets transferred to, opt for the credit and keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for more events to be announced soon! Email rsvp@nshss.org for more details.