Membership into the National Society of High School Scholars is by invitation only to high-achieving students who have met at least one of our rigorous academic criteria. NSHSS provides members with lifetime access to a variety of experiences and resources including scholarships, member events, leadership and study abroad programs, service activities, partner offers, and a network of academically-outstanding peers. NSHSS members are making an impact in their schools, communities, and the world.
In Our Member Community Since 2002
In Scholarships Awarded Annually
With NSHSS Members, Including Your School
Fordham University class of 2021, The Intern Group Scholarship Recipient
Rice University, Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship Recipient
CIA STEM Camp
Butler University class of 2022, Aflac Scholar Award Recipient
University of Notre Dame class of 2023, Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship
CIA STEM Camp
NSHSS recognizes young scholars who have demonstrated excellence in 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 (new exam 2016)*
1150 PSAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*
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
*Scores from the old exam (SAT score 1750 or higher; PSAT score 200 or higher) will be accepted.