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A Parent's Perspective

When Nancy Tilghman's daughter Ruby competed for one of the $10,000 NSHSS Be More Fund grants, it was an opportunity to not only refine her passion project and polish her presentation skills, but also to connect with like-minded students who challenged and inspired her. In this video, Nancy shares how those important networking opportunities will continue to grow beyond high school and into college.

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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. 

3.5 Cumulative GPA (4.0 Scale) or higher (or equivalent such as 88 on a 100-point scale)

1280 SAT score or higher

1150 PSAT score or higher 

26 ACT score or higher

Score 4 or higher on any AP exam

Total combined IB test scores of 36 or higher

IGCSE Grade A or higher

Top 10% rank in class

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