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Scholar's Day in Washington, D.C.

NSHSS live events are BACK!

Come to be honored and recognized for your outstanding academic achievements!


Join NSHSS members, families, educators, and partners this summer in Washington, D.C. for a two-day educational conference. This event will feature several workshops, a college and career fair, and countless networking opportunities. At Scholar's Day, you and your family will learn more about all of the benefits of your 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.


AUGUST 6-7, 2021



NSHSS Scholar's Day



America's Navy, Central Intelligence Agency,, Country Meats, Florida State University International Programs, High Point University, Knoyo Tutoring, Liberty University, Monash University, NewU University, Sallie Mae, Savannah College of Art and Design, Summer Health Professions Education Program, The Catholic University of America, The Princeton Review, United Planet, University of Alabama, University of Wyoming College of Business, U.S. Army ROTC, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.

List updated daily to reflect the most recent College and Career Fair participants

Thank you to our event sponsors!






Meet Kyle!

Kyle Scheele is an inspiring speaker, writer, and youth expert who has challenged hundreds of students across the nation with his speeches, books, and creative projects. 

When he’s not on a plane or a stage, Kyle is at home in Springfield, MO, where he lives with his beautiful wife Lindsay and their four amazing children. In his free time, Kyle enjoys reading, writing, and helping his kids build forts out of household furniture.

Find Kyle on TikTok!


Learn More About Kyle


FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

1:00-7:00 PM Registration

2:00-2:30 PM Welcome Session
Scholar’s Day D.C. 2021 will kick off with a welcome message from NSHSS President and Co-Founder Mr. James Lewis, followed by event announcements and more.

2:30-3:15 PM What Students and Parents Should Know About the ACT and SAT in College Presented by Method Learning
This session will explain the differences, similarities, and features of the ACT and the SAT, and will also discuss how the tests are used in college admissions. It will convey useful tips that students should know to prepare for the tests, including a demonstration of Method Learning's self-paced online test prep program, available to NSHSS students, and will conclude with a question and answer period.

3:15-5:00 PM College and Career Fair
Meet and explore opportunities with corporate, educational, and government leaders from renowned organizations and universities from around the globe.

3:15-5:00 PM Pop Up Store
Snag your NSHSS swag!

5:00-5:45 PM Student Opportunities Workshop Presented by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

6:00-7:00 PM Evening Reception
Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and networking.
Entertainment: Marvillous Beats
Marvillous Beats is a Bronx, New York-born violinists, composer, actor, and audio engineer. He has produced songs for Interscope Records recording artist Tony Lanez and has performed live with Every Blue Moon’s recording artist Wale, RCA Records recording artist Goldlink on NPR Tiny Desk, and 86 America’s LightShow. You won’t want to miss his amazing performance!


SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET

8:00-9:30 AM Breakfast and College and Career Fair
Wake up with coffee and a continental breakfast while exploring opportunities with corporate, educational, and government leaders from renowned organizations and universities from around the globe.

9:30-10:15 AM U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship Workshop – Featured Event Sponsor!
The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a way for young men and women to start strong in life. It is the college elective for undergraduate and graduate students that provides unrivalled leadership training for success in any career field. If you have a passion, you can find a good fit in the Army as an officer and get the training you need to turn that passion into a career.

10:30-11:15 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.

11:30 AM-2:00 PM Lunch On Your Own
Enjoy lunch with your family at a local restaurant. There are plenty nearby to choose from!

11:30 AM-2:00 PM College and Career Fair
Meet and explore opportunities with corporate, educational, and government leaders from renowned organizations and universities from around the globe.

11:30 AM-2:00 PM Pop Up Store
Snag your NSHSS swag!

2:00-2:45 PM Starting Early to Stand Out: College Admissions Success in 2021Presented by
You've got questions about the college application process ahead of you, and has the answers! Drawing on their experience working with over 75,000 students from a wide range of backgrounds, the share our best tips and guidance for navigating the increasingly competitive undergraduate admissions process.

3:00-4:00 PM Closing Keynote – It Only Takes One, Kyle Scheele 
Is it possible for one person to change the world? In this talk, Kyle Scheele shows that not only is it POSSIBLE, it's actually the only way that real, lasting change happens.

4:00-5:30 PM Member Recognition Ceremony
Hear final thoughts of inspiration from closing speakers. All members will receive an honor medallion for their academic achievements.


NOTE: Agenda is subject to change. The finalized agenda will be sent out to all attendees the week of the event from Eventbrite.






Attendees can take advantage of our discounted room rate of $205/night in two ways: call (888) 789-3090 or

Visit the NSHSS booking site 

Discounted Parking for NSHSS attendees and overnight guests will be offered at a flat rate of $20.00 through 8/4/2021 – 8/9/2021



Scholar's Day FAQs

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


Are there NSHSS Events COVID-19 protocols in place?

Masks and social distancing are required at all NSHSS events. Read more about the NSHSS Events COVID-19 policy here.


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 hors d'oeuvres during the Friday evening reception and a light 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 attendee must purchase a ticket via Eventbrite.