NSHSS Ambassadors are student leaders within their high schools who exhibit academic excellence and strong commitment to community service. As role models, Ambassadors are encouraged to inspire their peers to explore new initiatives within their high schools and communities by organizing community service projects and gatherings with fellow members to support the vision of NSHSS.
Ambassadors are responsible for playing a vital role in communicating with current and prospective members about how to make the most of membership in the Society through social media and their school network. Each Ambassador receives an official kit welcoming them to the program with information regarding their full list of responsibilities and an exclusive NSHSS Ambassador t-shirt.
Typical responsibilities include
Eligibility: To qualify for membership in the Ambassador Program, existing NSHSS members must be in their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school
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Ambassador applications are open twice per year:
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Ambassadors receive preference in participating in member events and also have the opportunity to compete for the $1,500 NSHSS Ambassador Awards made available only to our senior Ambassadors each Spring and fall.
Congratulations to the 2020 Ambassador Award Recipients:
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“I have been a member of NSHSS for nearly four years now and I must say that it is truly an amazing organization. So many doors have been opened for me along my journey all thanks to NSHSS. I have attended numerous webinars, participated in enriching programs such as the NSHSS Intern Readiness Program (IRP), and have developed leadership experience through my time as an ambassador. I have also made so many friends along the way and am looking forward to applying to more scholarships and activities!”
"Becoming an NSHSS Ambassador has been one of the best decisions I have made. It's a community of scholars supporting one another through everything. The webinars, scholarships, and other opportunities help students like me find what I need to succeed in college and life!"
"NSHSS has incredible learning opportunities and provides services that allow for personal beneficial growth! One program NSHSS offers is the Intern Readiness Program, which teaches leadership and allows individuals to prepare their skills before positioning themselves within an internship. Not only are these benefits ideal for educational growth, they can aid in financial support and provide fun experiences for many to enjoy! I am so lucky and honored I was able to join NSHSS and utilize the opportunities provided!"
"Being an NSHSS Ambassador has been one of my best decisions yet! I admire how we’re all goal-oriented and strive for greatness within ourselves and the program. I’ve been able to expand my network and been offered tons of opportunities exclusively for NSHSS members! The scholarships, internships, and offers NSHSS presents to us is a major plus. NSHSS teaches me to apply myself; if you don’t get involved, there won’t be many results to show. Thank you National Society of High School Scholars for giving high school, undergraduates, and others an amazing experience!"
"NSHSS is worth joining because of the opportunities it creates in and outside of the organization. You can add it to your resume and boosts your confidence and self-esteem. It also creates and sets the tone of being a leader. I am an Ambassador and I love it. It has really improved my leadership skills and ability. It even helped me do better in my community, church, school, and work. Joining NSHSS was a major opportunity and a major success."
NSHSS has been very helpful in providing resources that have greatly benefited me as I move forward through my academic journey with webinars, events, and scholarship opportunities. Not only that, but by being an NSHSS Ambassador, I have learned how to be a leader but also someone of good character. I can genuinely say that I am extremely grateful to be a part of the NSHSS community and have enjoyed all of the opportunities the society has brought me so far!
"I want to say that being an ambassador at NSHSS is an amazing experience. I've met so many people from other states and even some others here in Florida. NSHSS has so much to offer from webinars to scholarships. I really enjoyed the ACT/SAT prep I received as well. It was easy to understand and I scored well on both test afterwards. I really appreciate NSHSS for being there for me and helping me along my collage experience. The virtual Scholar's Summer Event was my favorite so far because I had the opportunity to help new and current members and share my experiences and encourage them to join the Ambassador program. "
"Being an Ambassador of NSHSS has opened so many doors for me. I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet and interact with scholars from all over the world. Also, I was able to get recognition for my academic and leadership qualities through social media takeovers. I’m excited to use NSHSS’s resources till the end of high school and until I graduate college!"
"As an NSHSS Ambassador I can say that NSHSS is such an amazing organization that I am proud to be a part of! NSHSS has provided me with so many leadership opportunities and college prep resources such as webinars and college fairs, that have made my senior year, despite the pandemic and having school completely online, a breeze! NSHSS provided me with all the support and resources I needed! Thus far I have already been accepted into 2 of the 5 colleges I applied for, San Diego State University and California State University: Fullerton!"
"I am so grateful to be an Ambassador for NSHSS that I have had chances to connect with so many other bright young people. I entered some scholarships. Even though I have not receive one, I learned so much by just applying and challenging myself."
"As an Ambassador, NSHSS has been great for me and has provided many tips and opportunities to prepare for college, life, etc. I love being part of this organization and I have made many friends along the way."
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"Being an Ambassador of NSHSS for the past two years has helped me grow into a woman who positively influences the world around her and has allowed me to grow confident and resilient in the face of new experiences."
"I believe that through being an NSHSS Ambassador, my club Healthy Heroes has been successful in promoting a healthier lifestyle within my community, especially the next generation’s leaders: I want to say thank you to NSHSS for awarding me the Ambassadors Scholarship. I am so honored to have been selected as a recipient. Your generosity will impact my future endeavors and help me continue making my community a better place!"
"Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! This scholarship will allow me to achieve my goals in the future and be the change that the world needs at the moment! Thanks for helping students like me achieve the goals we have for our futures! It means the world."
"Volunteering has been an incredible part of my journey of self-discovery and greater purpose. I started volunteering at the age of 13 and continued to volunteer and expand my roles in my community. I served as a Youth Club President at American Red Cross Hawaii for three years and concluded my leadership role as a president for the Hawaiian Humane Society’s Teens4Animals council. My hope is to motivate young people to make volunteerism and service to others a way of life."
"I am beyond grateful for receiving this NSHSS Ambassador scholarship. NSHSS has made me a better leader in my school as well as in my local community. In networking with other NSHSS members I have been able to accomplish an insurmountable number of tasks to help improve my community."
"I'm currently a senior at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts. I'm heavily involved in my school's theatre program in addition to being an ambassador for Worcester Academy, the president of our school's mock trial club and completing nearly 200 hours of community service outside of school. I am attending Fordham University next year at the beautiful Rose Hill Campus where I plan to study business, marketing, or psychology. In the future, I hope to become someone who advocates for others and for change in society."
"I serve as Student Council President. Aside from Student Council, you can find me working two jobs while being involved in other extracurricular activities and volunteer work. Outside of the school environment, some of my interest or hobbies include writing, photography, and listening to music. Recently, I helped set up a collection of feminine hygiene products where the supplies collected were be donated to the homeless women in Tarrant County. This is a set-up for my future career goal of being a human-rights lawyer with a focus on minorities such as LGBTQ+, women, and people of color."
Rachel has presented on science education to several nationally recognized organizations and events including the VCCA Conference, and VCCS New Horizons Conference. Her technical accomplishments include earning a NSA & Computer Science Teachers Association Cyber Teacher certificate, two AspireIT grants, and two publications in the National CyberWatch Center Innovations in Cybersecurity Education. Rachel recently graduated high school with honors while also earning an Associates of Science and Pre-Allied Health Certificate. She is continuing her education by earning a B.S. in Forensics Chemistry & M.S. in Forensics. She is attempting to find journals to publish her biometric research and hopes to have the opportunity to create a universal tongue print database for criminal justice systems.
Zachary is the founder and chairman of Phil-PI-RI (Pilgrim Political Involvement of RI), a school club to help facilitate discussions and further drum up interest in political dialogue among the students. He was also class president his sophomore year, and is now attending Roger Williams University, majoring in Legal Studies. "I am honored to be awarded the NSHSS Ambassador scholarship and am extremely eager to dive into my college journey this upcoming fall," says Zachary.
Hard work and dedication pays off. I've spent the past 2 years working non-stop to represent the best ambassador that I could possibly be by volunteering and working with other ambassadors to accomplish new goals that we set. Beyond that, I also encourage new students to join an excellent community like NSHSS and also push out of their comfort zones by joining the ambassador leadership program. I'm so grateful for being able to receive the Ambassador Award and use it towards my tuition at the University of Maryland.
Stephanie now attends Michigan State University majoring in Chemistry. After college, she plans on attending law school, with the goal of becoming a Chemical Patent Attorney. Throughout high school, Stephanie was involved with marching band, FIRST Robotics, and community service. She was very involved with the Battle Creek Community Foundation, having served on several committees and the Board of Trustees. It is through this involvement that exposed her to the world of philanthropy and the opportunities to give back to her community. “Being an NSHSS member has been a valuable experience and I am greatly honored to have been selected as an Ambassador”, says Stephanie.
"I will be attending Texas State University starting this fall. My major will be nursing because I want to make a difference in the world. I am so lucky to have become an NSHSS ambassador and to have received the Ambassador scholarship. This organization has helped me learn so many important life skills and I am so thankful."