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NSHSS Emerging Leader Scholarship
Close Date: Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Award: USD $1,000 scholarship
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Award: Two (2) $1,000 awards


  • Undergraduate college freshman, sophomore or junior who demonstrates exemplary leadership in their school, community and/or workplace
  • Be enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate degree program with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Full-time student taking 12 or more credits during Fall 2020 semester
  • Application is open to NSHSS college students worldwide

Scholarship Details: The NSHSS Emerging Leader Award recognizes a student who has made a significant impact and positive difference through his/her leadership activities and initiatives. Scholarship funds will be sent to the student’s university prior to the Fall 2021 semester and can be used at any 4-year accredited university.

Application Requirements:

  • Personal statement of 500 words to two of three questions below:

A. In your own words, how do you define leadership?

B. What three words best describe your leadership style and why?

C. Explain how your leadership in a particular activity or initiative has made a positive impact on the lives of others and/or in your community.

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Educator Recommendation
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting

About The NSHSS Emerging Leadership Award:
The NSHSS Emerging Leadership Award is sponsored by Morgan Vazquez, President of the NSHSS Fellows Executive Board. Morgan Vazquez, an NSHSS scholarship recipient in 2009, graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University, where she remained actively engaged with NSHSS.

As a Student Council member, Morgan spent time speaking and providing advice to college-bound students and served as an NSHSS representative during Nobel Week at the University of Stockholm. Currently, she is the Global Head of Campus Recruitment & Emerging Talent Programs at BNY Mellon in New York City.

View Previous Winners Here

Application Opens: March 1, 2021
Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021 by 11:59PM
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