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Be Honored. Be More.

Be Honored. Be More.

What does it mean to Be More?

Since our founding, we have taken pride in honoring more honor-worthy students than any organization in the world. With the most challenging honors criteria and the most diverse set of young scholars, we have changed the face, the meaning, and the expectations of an inclusive honors society.

NSHSS is more than just high school, more than college, and more than a career. NSHSS is a community of driven individuals who believe that enough is never enough. It is a network of over 1.7 million lifetime members from across the globe who believe in being the next agents of change and the next thought-leaders.

As we continue to recognize the most deserving, welcoming them into the NSHSS family, we know that honor is just the beginning. We know high-achieving scholars need more. That is why we strive to provide resources, tools, and a community of belonging to help our scholars collaborate, thrive and Be More.

Be More Fund

Award: 10 winners receiving $10,000 each

Eligibility: Any NSHSS member, NSHSS Student Council representative, NSHSS Fellow, or educator who has an established product, passion project, innovation, or an established non-profit 501(c)3 that contributes to world betterment.

The NSHSS Be More Fund is a program setup to provide funding to NSHSS members and educators aspiring for world betterment.  NSHSS co-founder Claes Nobel states, "I believe that the human race can be fundamentally better than it is, and students like you will be the ones to change the world to make it what it can be. You are the most formidable proponents of change."

NSHSS is a community of driven individuals who believe that enough is never enough. It is a network of over 1.7 million lifetime members from across the globe who believe in being the next agents of change and the next thought leaders. The Be More Fund celebrates and honors that. As part of the fund requirements, the top 40 applicants will be required to take part in a judged competition on November 13-14, 2020. This event will be a two-day virtual gathering with a panel of judges and mentors who will help the competing finalists hone and polish their presentation pitches to better their chances 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.

Application Requirements

  • Tangible product, project, or non-profit 501(c)3, including but not limited to:
    • Proof of non-profit  
    • Proof of prototype
    • Proof of any patent or trademarks
    • Any SOP, survey, or studies completed
  • Project Proposal:  
    • In 500 words or less, what problem are you solving?
  • Detailed business plan (proposal) for how you would use the money
    • The more detailed, the better... $10,000 is up for grabs, wow us!
  • Community involvement illustrated in photos, video, or media placements – Proof of Concept 
    • Fundraising efforts
    • Website/social media
    • Science Fairs
  • Resume
  • Color headshot

Application Opens: August 4, 2020
Closing Date: October 1, 2020 11:59PM EST

*Please note that closing time is in EST.

Apply Here

The 40 finalists to take part in the judged competition November 13-14, 2020 will be notified of their status by October 15, 2020.

Be More Resources

Career Center 

NSHSS is excited to announce its new Career Center for members!

Whether looking for an internship, a new job, or simply to get help preparing for a job search, the NSHSS Career Center provides you assistance. 

With over 1,000 jobs and internships, materials to help you prepare for job interviews, a career coach, and more, you are bound to find something to set you on a path to success! 

Go to the NSHSS Career Center


The NSHSS Pillars guide and focus our mission to providing members with the best possible resources for success. Established by our Co-Founder, Claes Nobel and the 7 Rights as well as influenced by our own members, the following principles encompass the future of our organization and how we plan to Be More to create a world of possibilities. 


How to Be More - Advice from Claes Nobel, NSHSS Chairman & Co-Founder

Take comfort in some advice from Claes Nobel, the senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, which are recognized worldwide as the most prestigious awards available in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, economics and activism for peace. Mr. Nobel knows the importance of setting goals and working diligently to achieve them.


Read Mr. Nobel's Words of Wisdom 

What Current Members Are Doing to Be More