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Unlock Your Potential with a Lifetime of Benefits

A Lifetime Membership in NSHSS helps today’s scholars become tomorrow’s leaders through recognition, scholarships, college fairs, internships, career connections, personal development events, leadership opportunities, and more. We are committed to supporting you on your path to greatness.

Unsure if NSHSS is worth it? Your one-time Lifetime Membership fee of $75 goes toward the costs of member communications, benefits, scholarships, technology support, and more. There are no additional fees to apply for scholarships. You are a member for life, and your full benefits extend from high school to college and beyond.


Young Scholars

In Our Member Community Since 2002



In Scholarships Awarded Annually


High Schools

With NSHSS Members, Including Your School

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

There is a one time $75 fee for your NSHSS lifetime membership.

A Lifetime of Benefits for High School, College, & Beyond

High School

Apply for scholarships to help you pay for college, plus participate in leadership events, college recruitment fairs, and more.


Broaden your horizons through scholarships for international study abroad experiences and summer programs. Gain valuable real-world skills through top-notch internships.

Graduate School

Continue to benefit from scholarships, study abroad programs and exclusive resource discounts even as you pursue graduate studies.

And Beyond

As an NSHSS Lifetime Member, you’ll connect with high-caliber business partners, giving you an edge over your competition.

Be Recognized

What are you waiting for? Celebrate your hard work and academic achievements and start enjoying the benefits of Lifetime Membership today.

What It Means To Be A Member

The impact of networking

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship recipient Paxton Peacock explains the importance of networking.

NSHSS Parent Interviews

NSHSS Parents discuss the opportunities & experiences their children have had as members of NSHSS.

Meilani Meleisea

Scholarship Recipient Meilani Meleisea explains how her membership has encouraged her to succeed.

Morgan Vazquez

NSHSS Fellows Board President Morgan Vazquez explains why she joined NSHSS.

Raina Kadavil

Raina Kadavil, a Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship recipient, share a few words of inspiration.

NSHSS Member Interviews

NSHSS members share their experiences and talk about the wide variety of membership opportunities.

Rewarding Partner Opportunities

NSHSS is proud to collaborate with our partners in education, business, nonprofit, and government to bring rewarding scholarship opportunities as well as discounts on travel, leadership conferences and camps, and more.