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Monday, May 04, 2015

Swing into Summer with New Programs

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:

Summer Opportunities

Environmental Studies Summer Program – Deadline May 15, 2015
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NSHSS members graduating high school in 2016 and 2017 have a special opportunity to apply for an Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute Tuition Scholarship ($1200). July 12th – July 25th, 2015 ESSYI is a two-week academic enrichment program that provides talented, rising high school juniors and seniors with a college-level, hands-on learning experience that explores the many disciplines, tools and approaches needed to address complex, environmental issues. The Institute is located in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes region, on Seneca Lake, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Students conduct research with faculty members in a variety of locations: on the HWS William F. Scandling (a 65-foot vessel on Seneca Lake), the Adirondack Mountains, and the Colleges science laboratories. In laboratories, in classrooms, and on a four-day camping trip, students explore a range of topics in environmental policy, economics, and ethics. NSHSS scholars are invited to apply to the ESSYI Tuition Scholarship Competition using the regular application process on the ESSYI website. When applying, we ask that members indicate that you are applying for an NSHSS scholarship in the application section entitled “Academic Interests.” Awards for the competition will include: - First Place: $1200 tuition scholarship - Honorable Mention: $200 tuition scholarships (three available) The $25 application fee will be waived for all National Society of High School Scholars. The deadline to apply is May 18th, 2015. More information about ESSYI, total cost, and an online application are available at:

George Washington University Pre-College Program– Deadline May 15, 2015
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GW Pre-College program enrolls high school students in academic programs that integrate lectures and seminars with and applied exploration of an area of study. Students also engage in co-curricular and recreational programs which introduce them to prospective fields of interests through site visits around Washington, D.C. Students have the opportunity to participate in college readiness seminars that engage them in an understanding of the admissions process and the student experience, as they prepare for their college future.

GW will award up to 5 partial merit-based scholarships each valued at $1000 to the best qualified NSHSS applicants interested in undergraduate level study in either the Science or Arts fields for the following programs:

July 6-August 7 Human Physiology course
6 weeks – (3 credits). This program requires enrollment in GW’s Human Physiology Course and students participate in co-curricular programs focused on careers in the medical and health sciences disciplines. Admission to this program requires advanced level (AP or IB) Chemistry and Biology courses and strong academic performance.

July 5 – July 24, 2015 Corcoran Studio Experience
3 weeks (3 credits). This program is for students interested in pursuing a career in the arts. Through an interdisciplinary course of study in painting, drawing, sculpture, and digital media students will develop technical and perceptual skills that are the foundation of visual expression. At completion, the student will have actualized a body of work that will be an important contribution to the student’s portfolio.

To Apply: GW must be in receipt of a full application with supporting documents by the May 15th deadline. Students must indicate NSHSS on their application for consideration. Selected students will be notified if they are chosen for the scholarship as part of their admission to the program. The scholarship award is for $1000 to be applied toward tuition only. The scholarship may not be applied to other GW programs or courses. For program information and applications visit GW Pre-College Programs at or contact GW at 202-242-6360 or email 

Youth Assembly at the United Nations – Deadline June 30, 2015
Friendship Ambassadors Foundation is providing NSHSS members with the opportunity to attend the Global Leaders Conference Experience this summer August 1-8, 2015, which includes admission to the Pre-Youth Assembly program at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus in New Jersey (August 1 – 4, 2015); 2015 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York City from August 5 – 7, 2015; and a volunteer service project in New York City (August 8, 2015). Participants must be 16 years of age by July 31, 2015. All members who sign up for the Platinum Event Package, which includes admission to the Pre-Assembly program at FDU, Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations, and a volunteer service project in New York City, receive a $200 discount and will be considered for one of two full program scholarships. Register at Look for the “Book Now” tab and apply as an individual. In the form, clearly indicate “National Society for High School Scholars” as applicant’s affiliation. The total cost of the program for NSHSS members is $2,070 (which includes the $200 discount and $50 administration fee credit.) Members ages 16-24 are eligible to apply by June 30, 2015.

Visit our scholarship page for Summer Inclusion non-credit courses at GW:

New! Chegg’s NSHSS Scholarship- Deadline July 31, 2015 Chegg, an NSHSS partner, will be awarding $5,000 in scholarships exclusively to NSHSS members! This year’s question asks “Where would you most like to study abroad and why would you choose this location?” Chegg and NSHSS will award $1,000 to five members. Please click here to learn more and apply: Open to U.S. residents in high school.

Congratulations to our most recent scholarship recipients:
Robert Sheppard Leadership Awards
Scott Forsythe – first place winner, Huntington, IN, Eagle Academy
Sydney Kamen, Washington, DC, Georgetown Day School
Stephanie Niu, Marietta, GA, Walton High School
Morlan Osgood, Loveland, OH, Loveland High School
Brooke Willemstyn, Little Silver, NJ, Red Bank Regional High School

Semester at Sea Fall Voyage Scholarship
Harrison Hart, Towson University, Towson, MD