NSHSS James W. Lewis High School Global Leader Scholarship 2024

Award:

Five (5) $5,000 awards

Eligibility:

NSHSS members in their high school sophomore, junior, or senior year

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Scholarship Details:

The James W. Lewis Global Leader Scholarship has been established to encourage and recognize young leaders who exemplify the values to which Mr. Lewis has dedicated his life and work:

  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to helping create educational opportunities for all, including young people identifying with under-represented groups
  • Commitment to encouraging leadership among youth
  • Commitment to community engagement and volunteerism
  • Commitment to global perspective
  • Commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship

In 2002, Mr. Lewis co-founded NSHSS with Claes Nobel, of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, to acknowledge and nurture the continuing success of high school and college students who have distinguished themselves through academic accomplishment, exemplary leadership and community involvement. Mr. Lewis’s complete bio can be found on the NSHSS website.

Application Requirements:

  • Essay response of 500-800 words to the following question:
    • Mr. Lewis has an overriding philosophy: "The future of our planet depends on how we prepare the world's youth. Let them dream, explore, and achieve for the betterment of themselves and the global community." How do you embody this philosophy? Which of Mr. Lewis' values do you best embody and demonstrate? Please provide specific examples of each.
  • Pictures/videos/media showing your leadership in action (optional)
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting 
  • Academic resume
  • Current Transcript (can be official or unofficial)
  • Letter of recommendation
Application Opens: April 9, 2024
Closing Date: August 8, 2024 by 11:59PM (EST)
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