Ambassador Program

NSHSS Ambassadors are student leaders who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to community service. They inspire peers to explore new initiatives by organizing community service projects and gatherings. Ambassadors play a vital role in communicating with current and prospective members through social media and their school network. They receive an official kit and an exclusive NSHSS Ambassador t-shirt as part of their role.

Eligibility: To qualify for membership in the Ambassador Program, existing NSHSS members must be in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school

Ambassador applications are open twice per year:


Applications open: August 15
Applications close: October 1


Applications open: February 15
Applications close: April 1

Fill out your application today by visiting your Member Dashboard

Contact with any questions.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Communicate with members about new NSHSS programs and initiatives.
  • Promote scholarships and other exciting opportunities on social media.
  • Take over NSHSS’ Social Media Platforms by showing “A Day-in-the-Life of an NSHSS Member” through Instagram and Snapchat.
  • Participate in various NSHSS-focused outreach and awareness activities such as writing a blog, volunteering at an NSHSS event, or peer-to-peer mentoring.
  • Nominate valued educators from your community for NSHSS recognition.
  • Network with like-minded peers in professional development Slack workspaces.
  • Organize local service projects for your community or school.
  • Encourage your qualified friends to apply to be invited to NSHSS using your special Ambassador join code.
  • Help us promote NSHSS online.

Join the Ambassadors program

If you're an NSHSS member in your sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school, you're eligible to become an Ambassador. 

Applications are open twice a year, in the Spring and the Fall.

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When we ask new members why they decide to join NSHSS, they usually mention access to scholarship opportunities, events, and leadership programs as their main motivators. After some time, the benefit our members tell us they appreciate the most about NSHSS is the network and connections they are able to make with other young scholars from around the world.

Wykendrick Jones
Heidelberg High School, Pachuta, MS

"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!"

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Andrea Manjaka
George M Steinbrenner High School, Lutz, FL, NSHSS Ambassador

"NSHSS is SO worth joining. One of the reasons is the amazing opportunities such as webinars, college opportunities, community service, and more! These opportunities and activities make you excited to learn and look forward to the future."

Ahn Doan
Foxcroft Academy, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

"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 received one, I learned so much by just applying and challenging myself."

Treyvious Copeland
Gadsden County High School, Chattahoochee, FL

"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!"

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Isaiah Gregory
Baltimore Design School, Baltimore, MD

"As a member of NSHSS and Ambassador, I’ve come to understand that NSHSS provides endless opportunities for anyone who joins the organization. They offer a wide range of scholarships and materials that not only support you in your academic journey but also in your overall personal and professional growth. Being a part of NSHSS means gaining access to a vast network of like-minded individuals, mentors, and experts who can help guide you toward success. You’ll have the chance to engage in meaningful collaborations, participate in leadership programs, and attend events that can broaden your horizons and expose you to new perspectives. Furthermore, NSHSS strives to foster an environment of excellence, empowering you to impact your community positively. NSHSS provides resources to develop your leadership skills, promote community service opportunities, and encourage you to be an active participant in shaping the future. Their scholarships are designed to recognize and award outstanding achievement in academics, leadership, and community involvement. Applying for these scholarships increases your chances of receiving financial aid that can immensely support your educational journey. Overall, NSHSS is dedicated to providing resources, guidance, and opportunities for its members to excel and make a difference in the world. So, as a new member, you can expect a wealth of support and potential for growth. Embrace the endless possibilities that NSHSS has to offer, and make the most of the opportunities that come your way."

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Blaise Bowers
Legacy High School, Broomfield, CO

"NSHSS has been a great investment, I have loved the webinars and leadership and scholarship opportunities. One of the things I enjoy the most is the nobility of being a member, especially an ambassador and the community of other students I've gained from becoming one."

Dylan Schmidt
John T. Hoggard High School, Wilmington, NC

"Not only is NSHSS an excellent addition to your resume, but it also boosts your confidence and high school career. NSHSS provides countless scholarships, grants, SAT prep, webinars, and more. Most recently, I have become an NSHSS ambassador and participate in things like social media takeovers, informational Zoom meetings, and webinars and presentations, which provide great leadership experience in preparation for college and life."

Andrea Mottau
Lincoln Park Academy, Port Saint Lucie, FL

"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 (IRCP), 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!"

Madison Hays
University of Minnesota, Duluth, Fergus Falls, MN

"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!"

Tessa Aguilar
John F. Kennedy Middle College High School, Corona, CA

"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!"

Amber Thompson
Nova High School, Margate, FL

"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 tests afterwards. I really appreciate NSHSS for being there for me and helping me along my college 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."

Riya Jain
Warren Township High School, Gurnee, IL

"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!"

Marlene Baldonado
Olympian High School, San Diego, CA

"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!"

Nosakhare Ekawele
Ed W. Clark High School, Las Vegas, NV

"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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Ambassador Exclusive Scholarship

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. NSHSS honors these scholars by allowing them to compete for two $1,000 NSHSS Ambassador Awards.

Ambassadors of NSHSS Scholarship Recipients

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Selena Smith
Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School
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Helena Duffy
Cleveland Heights High School
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Jordan Tolbert
First Presbyterian Day School
Macon, GA
Madison Cooks
Westlake High School
Atlanta, Georgia
Shazia Alam
Southland Academy
Atlanta, Georgia

Ambassadors in Action

Volunteering at Scholar's Days

Our NSHSS Ambassadors demonstrate excellence by volunteering and assisting members with registration.

Texas A&M Member Event

Ambassadors talking about their experiences on a panel at our NSHSS Texas A&M University Member Event!

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NSHSS Ambassadors getting ready for their social media takeover at our member event at Columbia University in NYC!

Ambassadors and Collegiate Council from San Diego

Fun in the sun with San Diego Ambassadors and Collegiate Council members!

Members Event at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

NSHSS Ambassadors having fun at St. Jude in Memphis, TN!

Scholar's Day Atlanta

Posing during the member party!

Share Your Good News

Be sure to tell NSHSS about your accomplishments so we can share them with others. For example, you could tell us about your non-profit organization or your first place rank in an academic or sports competition. We want to hear from you! Submit your achievement here for a chance to be featured on the NSHSS blog, social media, or in our quarterly Scholar’s Journal!

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