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Monday, January 05, 2015

New Year, New Scholarships

Visit for guidelines on the scholarships available for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please make sure to mark your member profile contact preferences to allow email from NSHSS to receive information on scholarship applications. You can update your profile at any time in the member dashboard:

New scholarship recipient! Congratulations to Timea Renfrow, a senior at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia, winner of the Zinch Back-to-School Resolution scholarship for NSHSS members.

New in 2015 – Entrepreneur Scholar Awards and Arts & Humanities Awards
These will launch in January 2015 – keep posted!

Special Opportunity for NSHSS members from College Admission Central
Deadline January 9, 2015

Two scholarships for NSHSS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, valued at $877 for College Admission Central college guidance counseling for a full year. Students should apply by answering this question: "How are you working to find your authentic self in high school?" The two Scholarship winners will be awarded by January 9th.

The Minerva School 4-Year College Scholarship for NSHSS Members
Deadline – January 15, 2015
The Scholarship for Perseverance: Failure is often the first step toward success. Minerva established the Scholarship for Perseverance to identify and reward exceptional NSHSS students who have the courage and ambition to explore new things, and the resilience and maturity to learn from failure. This scholarship will cover four years of full tuition at Minerva ($40,000). To apply, simply complete the free Minerva application and denote your interest in the scholarship at the end of the application process. The first phase takes only fifteen minutes, so get started today. If you have any questions email
Application link:
Deadline – January 15, 2015

Macquarie University Tuition Scholarship for NSHSS Members – Deadline June 12, 2015
The aim of the Macquarie University Vice-Chancellors Merit scholarship is to offer NSHSS members the opportunity to gain a world renowned Bachelors or Master Degree from a prestigious Australian University. The scholarship is intended for use in Semester 2, 2015 (July start date).
Value: The value of the scholarship is $10,000AUD which will be a one off-payment deducted from the student’s first semesters tuition. Priority areas:
Master of International Relations
Master of International Communications
Master of International Public Diplomacy
Master of Environment
Bachelor of International Studies
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Bachelor of Arts in International Communications
Bachelor of Environment

Students who apply for one of more of the above programs will be given priority however; other areas will be considered. Requirements: Students must be NSHSS members, undergraduate or graduate student, and U.S. resident with a current GPA or 3.0 out of 4 or equivalent.
Application link:

St. Michaels Boarding School Scholarship – Deadline January 12, 2015
For more details on how to apply, visit or text your questions to 250-370-6170. Win a $50,000 boarding school! Open to students in the U.S. and Canada with high school graduation years of 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. NSHSS partner, St. Michaels University School (SMUS), located in Victoria, British Columbia, is one of Canada’s top boarding schools. On the heels of last year’s successful Best School Year Ever contest, St. Michaels is once again offering a $50,000 full-year boarding scholarship for grade 8 – 12 students. The winner receives a full-year scholarship to live and study as a boarder on campus at St. Michaels University School. The winner of this once-in-a-lifetime high school experience will: • Pursue their best-ever academic performance, supported by top-notch teachers. • Make lifelong friendships forged by the bond of living and learning at SMUS. • Share their boarding school experience with the world on a blog and in SMUS webisodes. Contestants who enter BEFORE JANUARY 12, 2015 could win: • The grand prize of full tuition for boarding and study for the 2015-2016 school year, valued at $50,000. • One of two runner-up prizes of $10,000 SMUS boarding scholarships. • Three finalists win an all-expense paid trip with their parents or guardians to Victoria, BC. • Three finalists interview with at least two members of our all-star alumni panel, including basketball superstar Steve Nash. For more details on how to apply, visit or text your questions to 250-370-6170.
Tia Tula Language Study in Spain – Deadline February 14, 2015
Tía Tula Spanish School Scholarship for NSHSS Members Dates: July 5 - August 1, 2015. Tía Tula is the perfect place to learn Spanish. Situated in downtown Salamanca, Tía Tula Spanish School is a teaching center accredited by the Instituto Cervantes and specialized in organizing Spanish immersion programs abroad throughout the year. The institute is offering one tuition-based scholarship to the Intensive Spanish Language Course during four weeks. The school will sponsor the tuition of four hours daily of Spanish lessons and the arrangement of housing with a host family, which includes full board and single room, for the duration of the four-week program. See the General Conditions about the drawing and the scholarship below the application for the scholarship. All applicants are welcome to Tía Tula, no matter your level of Spanish To view the full range of courses visit: For more information please e-mail Apply for scholarship

AFS Study Abroad Scholarship 2015 – Deadline March 1, 2015
AFS-USA offers a $50 application fee discount for NSHSS members, as well as a $500 program tuition discount toward any year, semester or summer study abroad program. NSHSS members should use promo code "NSHSS" when applying to receive their discount. Additionally, AFS-USA and NSHSS also awards one merit-based scholarship that covers full tuition costs for any summer program, a unique opportunity worth up to $9,400. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2015. For information, visit

CCP College Prep Programme London and Paris – Paris Trip Scholarships – Deadline March 2, 2015
10 full scholarships of $1,200 for NSHSS high school members enrolled in the CCP College Prep Programme London & Paris for the Paris portion of the trip. Students must pre-enroll in London program to participate in the Paris trip and all members receive a partial scholarship for the Paris trip. Apply for the Paris trip full scholarship in the member dashboard by March 2, 2015. First, apply for the London program directly at with your NSHSS member number. This pre-college summer program offers college level courses, daily cultural activities in London, with excursions to Stonehenge, Warwick Castle, and Bath. All NSHSS members enrolled in the London program make take the optional SAT/ACT prep course at no charge.

NSHSS STEM Scholarships – Deadline March 1, 2015
Five $1,000 STEM scholarship for NSHSS members graduating in 2015 who will major in any area of science, technology, engineering, or mathematic. Apply in member dashboard.

Entrepreneurial Scholar Awards for DECA Members – Deadline January 16, 2015
Three $1,000 scholarships for NSHSS members who are also active members of DECA. For more information on DECA membership, visit
NSHSS is launching a new scholarship to recognize the outstanding achievements of high school scholars who are active members of both DECA and NSHSS. The Claes Nobel Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholars Award program is open to active NSHSS and DECA members who intend to pursue a college major in marketing, finance, hospitality or business. To be eligible you must be currently a high school juniors or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.5, and hold active membership both with DECA and NSHSS. Applicants may be from the U.S. or international. A total of three (3) scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded and presented to scholars at the DECA International Career Conference, April 25-28, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. Apply in member dashboard.

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships ($1,000-$5,000) – Deadline March 15, 2015
Open NSHSS high school juniors and seniors. Apply online in member dashboard.

Robert Sheppard Leadership Awards ($1,000-$2,500) – Deadline March 20, 2015
Open to all NSHSS high school members who demonstrate outstanding dedication to community service. Apply online in member dashboard.

NSHSS Foundation Scholarships

Abercrombie & Fitch Anti-Bullying Scholarships – Deadline February 1, 2015
Ten $2,500 renewable scholarships for high school seniors who have led anti-bullying initiative in theirs schools and communities or academically preserved in the face of bullying. Information and application:

NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarships and Business & Public Policy Scholarships – Deadline April 1, 2015

Tesoro Youth Leadership Awards –Deadline February 28, 2015
Twenty $2,500 scholarships open to young scholar-leaders residing in U.S. states west of the Mississippi River:

Greg Goff Leadership Awards – Deadline March 1, 2015
Five $2,000 scholarships for future leaders

Earth Day Awards sponsored by Captain Planet Foundation – Deadline February 28, 2015
$500 awards for environmental projects.