High School Entrepreneur Scholarships from NSHSS & DECA

Friday, November 09, 2018
High School Entrepreneur Scholarships

If you are a high school junior or senior with a propensity for entrepreneurship or interest in a marketing-, business-, or hospitality-related field of study, NSHSS has a scholarship opportunity for you! NSHSS members are students involved in various endeavors in the community, many of whom have hopes to study subjects related to business and even start businesses of their own in the future. If this sounds like you, NSHSS is partnering with DECA to offer financial support to students with specific goals in business, marketing, hospitality, and finance. As organizations designed to bolster student success, NSHSS and DECA are both committed to helping students achieve their chosen academic and professional goals.

NSHSS is proud to offer three scholarships of $1,000 each for high school junior and senior DECA members intending to pursue a college major in marketing, finance, hospitality, or business. Interested and eligible students can start applying on November 19, 2018.


About DECA

Like NSHSS, DECA is committed to preparing high school scholars for bright futures. DECA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) student organization that boasts more than 215,000 members in all 50 United States, as well as the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Germany, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Authorized by the U.S. State Congress and Department of Education, along with state, district, and international departments of education, DECA prepares students who are emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for their future careers in marking, finance, hospitality, and business. Students who participate in DECA’s programs and activities leave with improved skills and knowledge necessary for a career in business-related fields.


NSHSS-DECA Entrepreneurial Scholar Awards 2019

Scholarship Open Date: November 19, 2018

Scholarship Close Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Eligibility Requirements: High school juniors and seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.5, are DECA members, and are intending to pursue a college degree in marketing, finance, hospitality, or business are eligible to apply. Applicants may be U.S. or international students.

*Scholarship funding is sent to recipients’ college or university during the freshman year. If you receive the scholarship as a high school junior, your scholarship funding will be held until you enroll in college.

For more information on this scholarship application, visit the NSHSS-DECA Entrepreneurial Scholar Awards 2019 page of the NSHSS website.


Application Requirements

To apply for this entrepreneurial scholarship opportunity, be prepared to submit the following materials for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Educator Recommendation
  • DECA chapter advisor’s name and email address
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting
  • Personal statement of 500 words answering one of two prompts:
    1. Describe your career plans and how your membership in DECA and experiences with NSHSS are preparing you to succeed.
    2. What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

We want to see your passion for entrepreneurship and/or your future career plans! Make sure to visit the NSHSS website for tips and advice on preparing scholarship essays that showcase your unique gifts and plans, and best of luck with your application.