NSHSS Benefits: What Makes NSHSS Worth It?

Monday, April 02, 2018
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There are many students asking great questions about NSHSS. What makes NSHSS worth it? What are the benefits of NSHSS?

With any investment, you want to make a smart decision and better ensure your returns will be worth it. At NSHSS, we honor those students who embrace such opportunities carefully. When students ask us about benefits of NSHSS and why they should join, we appreciate their discerning curiosity and interest.

To help ensure you feel secure in your choice to join NSHSS, here we outline some of the various opportunities and benefits that NSHSS offers its student members.


What Makes NSHSS Worth It?

We understand that $90 can be a lot of money for many students and their families. But for those students who make the most of their NSHSS membership, the benefits can dramatically outweigh the cost. Here are just a few of the benefits that make NSHSS worth it:


Lifetime Membership

The $90 investment to join NSHSS isn’t just for one year, it’s for a lifetime. That’s a lifetime of opportunities where you can connect with high-profile business partners giving you an edge over competitors in the job market.   



NSHSS members gain access to high school and college scholarships to help pay for college, international study abroad, summer programs, and even graduate school. We award over $2.5 million in scholarships annually in the areas of academic excellence, entrepreneurship, leadership, literature, medicine, music, STEM, sustainability, visual arts and more, which can only be accessed if you’re an NSHSS member.

So if you find yourself asking “NSHSS – is it worth it?” It is for a large portion of our members whose membership fee is repaid tenfold with the many scholarships they are awarded. Learn more about NSHSS member scholarships to see what opportunities are most relevant to you.


Leadership Programs

At NSHSS, we make a point of selecting students who care about their community and want to make an impact on the world. Our leadership programs provide the opportunity to foster growth in our members so they can become the great leaders of tomorrow. The ambassador, fellow, and student council programs all help equip members with the tools they need to affect change in their communities. Learn more about our leadership programs here.


Networking & Career-Building Events

As a member of NSHSS you get the opportunity to attend a wide range of events. Some events provide you the opportunity to network with other students while others celebrate our members’ fantastic achievements.

Also, you’ll be able to attend workshops with university admissions counselors, educators, and other partners to gain insight into ways to prepare for college and beyond. We also host college and career fairs where members get the opportunity to speak with representatives from numerous universities.  You can learn more about the many NSHSS events hosted throughout the year here.


A Network of Hardworking Students & Professionals

One of the benefits that we hear students and even their parents speak about the most is the incredible network they develop through membership. As a member of NSHSS, you’ll get the opportunity to network and engage with other hardworking, intelligent students who are likely to become lifelong friends or colleagues as well as adult professionals who can become a resource for you as you make your transition into adulthood and a career.

With over 2 million members in more than 180 countries, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with people you may never have had the chance to otherwise, and these lasting friendships and mentorship opportunities are a big reason that students are grateful they joined NSHSS.

Take Advantage of NSHSS Benefits That Last a Lifetime

NSHSS is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. We take pride in welcoming outstanding students from across the world and providing them with benefits so they can succeed. Between financial aid and scholarship opportunities, as well as networking and career prep resources, there are many benefits worth exploring. We hope you can see that there are a wide range of benefits and opportunities that make the National Society of High School Scholars worth it.