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Be More Fund
Close Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021 Award: Ten (10) $10,000 Grants


Award: 10 winners receiving $10,000 each

Eligibility: Any NSHSS member, NSHSS Student Council representative, NSHSS Fellow, or educator who has an established product, passion project, or non-profit 501(c)3 that contributes to world betterment.

The NSHSS Be More Fund is a program setup to provide $100,000 in funding to NSHSS members and educators aspiring for world betterment.  NSHSS co-founder Claes Nobel states, "I believe that the human race can be fundamentally better than it is, and students like you will be the ones to change the world to make it what it can be. You are the most formidable proponents of change."

NSHSS is a community of driven individuals who believe that enough is never enough. It is a network of more than 1.7 million lifetime members from across the globe who believe in being the next agents of change and the next thought leaders. The Be More Fund celebrates and honors that.

Once the application closes, the top 30 applicants will be notified of their status of moving forward in the competition no later than October 15, 2021. The top 30 will be connected with mentors who will help the competing finalists hone and polish their presentation pitches to further improve their chances in the competition. Following this, participants will be required to upload a video of their presentation for the judges to review and help select the top 15 who will move forward. 

As part of the fund requirements, the top 15 finalists will be required to take part in a LIVE judged competition on November 19-20, 2021 at Scholar's Day Atlanta. This event will be a live, in-person gathering with a panel of judges to compete for their chance of earning one of the $10,000 grants. All competitors will leave the event even more inspired to continue their efforts to make the world a better place.

Application Requirements

  • Tangible product, project, or non-profit 501(c)3, including but not limited to:
    • Proof of prototype
    • Proof of any patent or trademarks
    • Proof of non-profit 501(c)3
    • Any SOP, survey, or studies completed
  • Project Proposal:  
    • In 500 words or less, what problem are you solving?
  • Detailed business plan (proposal) for how you would use the money
    • The more detailed, the better... $10,000 is up for grabs, wow us!
  • Community involvement illustrated in photos, video, or media placements – Proof of Concept 
    • Fundraising efforts
    • Website/social media
    • Science Fairs
  • Resume
  • Color headshot

Application Opens: May 1, 2021
Deadline to Apply by: September 30, 2021 11:59PM EST

*Please note that closing time is in EST.

The top 15 finalists to take part in the LIVE judged competition November 19-20, 2021 will be notified of their status by October 15, 2021.



Need an idea of what a winning Be More project looks like? Check out our previous winners below!