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Monday, February 03, 2014

Don't Miss These Scholarship Opportunities!

Visit Scholarships for guidelines on the scholarships available for the 2014-2015 academic year. You may wish to start gathering the information you will need: personal statement about your goals and accomplishments and a resume of awards, honors, leadership activities, service activities, clubs, extracurricular activities. Be thinking of an educator to provide a recommendation for you, and how to request your transcript. Also, review the scholarship application tips that have been gathered from a variety of scholarship recipients and scholarship providers: Scholarship Application Tips

Congratulations to all of our 2013-2014 scholarship recipients.

Coming in February: $5,000 community service scholarship for NSHSS members. Zinch and NSHSS believe in the importance of community service and making the world a better place. Zinch and NSHSS will select one scholar to receive a $5,000 scholarship to help fund your college education! Keep posted for details.

Scholarships Currently Open - keep posted weekly for opening scholarships

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship and National Scholar Awards
$1,000 - $5,000 college scholarships open to NSHSS high school juniors and seniors
Deadline: March 15, 2014
Apply online in the member dashboard  

Robert Sheppard Leadership Awards
$1000 - $2,500 scholarships for outstanding dedication to community service
Deadline: March 22, 2014
Apply online in the member dashboard 

NSHSS Ambassador Scholar Awards
$1,000 college scholarship for NSHSS Ambassadors graduating in 2014
Apply online in the member dashboard
Deadline May 1, 2014

2014 Earth Day Awards

Are you are being a steward of the earth and partaking in environmental initiatives to better your community? The 2014 Earth Day Awards are now open for you to share your environmental initiatives.

Captain Planet Foundation is sponsoring (10) $500 Earth Day 2014 Awards for high school students who are implementing environmental stewardship programs or projects in the communities where they live and attend school. Students will demonstrate leadership and commitment to the environment through programs or projects that promote innovation and inspire others. 

Guideline and the online application are accessible through the NSHSS Foundation at: The deadline is Friday, February 28, 2014. 

Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2014. We hope that you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to share your good environmental work. 

New from The Princeton Review: Take 3 minutes for a chance to win $2,000 in college scholarship money!  Are you a college applicant (or the parent)? Fill out The Princeton Review’s free "College Hopes and Worries" survey HERE by Feb. 10 and to help TPR gain more insight to how students and parents feel about the college admissions process (drawing to be held in March 2014).

CollegeWeekLive Scholarships for NSHSS Members
$1,000 scholarships awarded
January 31, 2014; March 31, 2014; May 31, 2014
NSHSS partner CollegeWeekLive, the world’s largest college fair and admissions event website, is offering five $1,000 college scholarships exclusively for NSHSS members. CollegeWeekLive believes that a college education is the key to having opportunities in life. That's why their scholarship will reward students who are working hard to research, apply, and choose a college. Simply follow these steps and you’re automatically entered in the scholarship drawing:

  1. Create an account at
  2. Visit 3 college pages of schools that interest you while logged in to CollegeWeekLive
  3. Let us know how you’re preparing for college and post your response either to CollegeWeekLive’s Facebook Page or through Twitter with the hashtag #cwlnshss

Eligibility: Must be a high school member of NSHSS and follow the steps above. Applicant must enroll no later than Fall 2018 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school).NSHSS members can register for CollegeWeekLive at


The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Scholarships
Deadline April 1, 2014 to apply for full tuition scholarships -
With nearly 50 years of experience in teaching people how to be responsible and competent wilderness leaders and travelers, NOLS has become the leader in wilderness education. Each NOLS course focuses on technical outdoor skills, leadership development, environmental studies and ethics, as well as risk management. An educated and passionate team of instructors leads each NOLS course, providing students with the resources they need to learn and excel during their course. The leadership developed on a NOLS course stays with graduates for the rest of their lives, enhancing their ability to interact with peers and lead in any type of situation. Students on NOLS courses learn skills that are extremely transferable to the front country and everyday life. NOLS and the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) have teamed up to provide a unique way to further the education and leadership development of high school scholars. NOLS is a great way to continue education and learn more about leadership development in a non-traditional manner. NSHSS members are encouraged to apply for a NOLS course as a way to broaden their educational and leadership horizons. As a NSHSS member, students will receive certain discounts towards NOLS courses. The standard NOLS $65 application fee is waived for all NSHSS members. All members automatically receive a $150 partial scholarship for NOLS courses. Additionally there are two full tuition scholarships available for NSHSS members, for NOLS summer courses (courses that run between May 15-Aug. 1), one sponsored by NOLS and the other by the NSHSS.

For more information about the NOLS scholarships, or to request an application, please contact Jeanann Paulus, NOLS Admission Supervisor, at 1-800-710-6657 ext. 2272.


Tesoro Youth Leadership Award
Deadline February 28, 2014
$2,500 college scholarships through the NSHSS Foundation established to encourage leadership in young scholars. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be 2014 high school graduates residing in one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming.