The National Society of High School Scholars is a distinguished academic honor society. Membership in the Society is by invitation only to those outstanding students who have met at least one of seven academic criteria for membership. As a member, you'll benefit from a host of scholarship, leadership, learning and networking opportunities throughout high school, college and onto your career. We commend you on your academic excellence and welcome you into the tremendous network of scholars and leaders that is NSHSS.
Check out these highlights from our most recent Scholar’s Day Member Event in Washington D.C.
In Our Member Community Since 2002
In Scholarships Awarded Annually
With NSHSS Members, Including Your School
Harvard Class of 2020, Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship Winner
Technology Analyst, Accenture, 2018 cum laude graduate of Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship Winner 2017, Harvard Class of 2022
Robert L. Sheppard Leadership Award Winner 2017, University of Hong Kong STEM Academy Scholarship Winner
Scholarship Recipient, Nobel Week 2017
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.
Cumulative GPA – 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
1280 SAT score or higher
1150 PSAT score or higher
AP Exam – Score 4 or higher on any exam
Top 10% rank in class
88 or above on a 100-point scale
IB Exam - 40 total points or higher
IGCSE – Grade A or higher on any exam
26 ACT score or higher