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WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A PART OF NSHSS?

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.

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Take advantage of scholarship opportunities to help you reach your potential and pay for university, international study abroad, summer programs, and even graduate school.

1,500,000

Young Scholars

In Our Member Community Since 2002

2,000,000

US Dollars

In Scholarships Awarded Annually

26,000

High Schools

With NSHSS Members, Including Your School

What Our Members Say

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. 

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

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