Do people get NSHSS scholarships?

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Do people get NSHSS scholarships?

Yes! NSHSS awards hundreds of scholarships each year, but the competition is steep. Most NSHSS scholarship programs only award a few outstanding students and may receive hundreds of applications. While some NSHSS scholarships are open only to NSHSS members, most scholarships offered on the NSHSS site are open to all high school students, college students, or a mix of both.

Here is what you need to know about NSHSS scholarships and awards.

Types of NSHSS scholarships

NSHSS members have access to many scholarship resources, including those offered by employers and NSHSS partners. You will see a few types of NSHSS scholarships on the main scholarship page.

  • The NSHSS Foundation scholarships cater to underrepresented students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who aspire to pursue STEM fields of study. These scholarships are also extended to individuals demonstrating a commitment to world betterment through their chosen degree programs.

  • NSHSS scholarships are awarded to individuals for their accomplishments. For instance, the Be More Fund recognizes entrepreneurial spirit and influential voices among high school and college students.

While scholarships from NSHSS partners and sponsors may not be directly affiliated with NSHSS, they are featured as valuable resources for NSHSS members.

NSHSS members also enjoy access to additional scholarship resources and opportunities. 

NSHSS scholarship requirements

Most NSHSS scholarships do not require one to be a member of society, but the academic criteria are often the same to qualify. Each scholarship has specific requirements based on the goal of the scholarship program. An essay, cover letter, recommendation letter, transcript and headshot are typical application requirements. 

How many NSHSS scholarships are awarded each year?

There are more than 40 NSHSS scholarship programs, each awarding at least 2 students per year. Ongoing annual scholarship programs include:

NSHSS Foundation scholarships may have 1-5 winners per year. 

How to get NSHSS scholarships

NSHSS scholarship winners

The best way to earn NSHSS scholarships is by using the resources available to NSHSS members. Many scholarship resources, advice, and tips are available on the website through webinars and online and in-person events designed to help high school students and parents make the most of scholarship applications.

Here are some general tips to improve your chances of winning an NSHSS scholarship.

  1. Apply for the right scholarships. Ensure you apply for NSHSS scholarships aligning with your accomplishments and goals.

  2. Understand the requirements. Every scholarship is different. Ensure you meet the minimum requirements and understand what is expected from your application packet.

  3. Choose the source of recommendation letters carefully. The person writing the recommendation letter should be intimately aware of your academic achievements, goals, and capabilities. 

  4. Don’t skimp on the headshot. Most NSHSS scholarships request a headshot, and this shouldn’t be a selfie. It pays to use a clean and professional headshot. A formal senior picture is sufficient for most students.

  5. Have a mentor review your application before you send it. Having an extra set of eyes on an essay or application packet never hurts. 

  6. Take advantage of NSHSS webinars about funding college. NSHSS webinars and events frequently give the tools and knowledge you need to apply for and win NSHSS scholarships successfully.

Still, have questions? You can hear from previous NSHSS scholarship award winners through testimonials and videos on our site.