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Scholar's Day in Atlanta, GA


NSHSS members, families, educators, and partners are invited to come and be honored and recognized for their outstanding academic achievements at Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, GA!


Join us in Atlanta, Georgia, the hometown of the National Society of High School Scholars, for a two-day educational conference on November 10-11, 2023! This event will feature several educational sessions, a college and career fair, networking opportunities, and the live competition between our Be More Fund finalists!

At Scholar's Day, members and their families will learn more about all of the benefits of the NSHSS membership, including $2 million in scholarship opportunities yearly, access to an extensive network of university, educational, corporate, and government partners, and of course, the lifetime network of fellow NSHSS members!


Friday & Saturday, November 10 - 11, 2023

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center - Atlanta, GA


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College & Career Fair Exhibitors: American Dental Education Association (ADEA GoDental), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),, Georgia Tech, Lion's Heart Volunteers, Regent University, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/ALSAC, U.S. Army ROTC, and more to be announced!


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

Friday, November 10, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

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

4:00-4:20 PM Welcome Session

Scholar’s Day Atlanta 2023 will kick off with a welcome message from NSHSS President and Co-Founder Mr. James Lewis, followed by event announcements and more.

4:20 - 6:45 PM Be More-A-Thon Finalist Presentations

View the projects, prototypes, and nonprofits selected to compete in the NSHSS Be-More-a-Thon for the chance to win a $10,000 grant.

7:00-8:00 PM Member Party

Students, let loose with fellow members at a party just for you! Music, games, and refreshments come together to create a great opportunity to network.

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. 


Saturday, November 11, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

8:00 AM-2:00 PM Check-in & Onsite Registration

8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast

Wake up with coffee and a continental breakfast!

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.

10:00-11:00 AM General Sessions - TBA

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Lunch On Your Own

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

1:00-1:45 PM Navigating Scholarship & Admission Applications Like a Pro

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

1:45-3:00 PM General Sessions - TBA

3:00-4:00 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-A-THON winners will be announced!

4:00-5:00 Member Recognition Ceremony  

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


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 Fund 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 fund requirements, the top 15 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!



All Scholar's Day activities will be taking place in the Ga Tech Hotel & Conference Center. Parking is available on-site. NSHSS has secured a discounted room block at the event venue.

BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE   until October 10

*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 prior to booking any travel or accommodations.**

On-site Parking is available via the connected parking garage. The garage is accessible near the hotel's main entrance at Spring St. NW and Armstead Pl NW (across from Barnes & Noble) or via the garage entrance at Spring St NW and 4th St NW. As the garage fills, most open parking spots will be near the top of the garage.

Upon checking into the hotel, the front desk will give the option to add parking to your room and validate your room key which will provide you in and out access to the connected parking garage.

Self-parking is $21 for unlimited in/out access. Prices subject to change. 

Thank you to our event sponsors!




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Scholar's Day FAQs

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


What is Scholar's Day?

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! 🏛️


Does NSHSS provide accommodations or transportation?

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.


Will there be food at the event?

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.


Do I have to purchase tickets for my whole family?

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


I can only attend on Saturday, can I buy a one-day ticket?

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! 


Something came up and I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?

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 for more details.