The National Society of High School Scholars

The National Society of High School Scholars

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The National Society of High School Scholars

The National Society of High School Scholars offers the following academic scholarships and academic competitions annually to members only.

1. The Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships - $5,000 annual deadline - November 30 Initial application online in member area of the website

2. National Scholar Awards - $1,000 annual deadline - November 30 Initial application online in member area of the website

3. Robert P. Sheppard Leadership Award - $1,000 annual deadline - February 1 (next application available Fall 08)

4. Abercrombie & Fitch Global Diversity Scholar Awards $1,000 annual deadline - April 30

5. Griffith College Scholars: Griffith College, Dublin, Scholarships for NSHSS Members (funds may be used at a university of the recipient's choice) $1,000 annual deadline - April 30

6. Kaplan Test Prep & Admission Scholarships for NSHSS Members - $1,000 annual deadline - April 30

7. IBM Innovation to be Greener Awards annual deadline - April 30 Guidelines and Application

8. Academic Paper Awards - $250 annual deadline - May 1

9. Presidential Classroom Public Service Scholarship for NSHSS Members $750 annual deadline - August 1

Summer Program Scholarships for NSHSS Members

View the our Partnerships pages for more details on each and applications

National Honors Convocation Program Scholarship for NSHSS Members

National Outdoor Leadership School Program Scholarship for NSHSS Members

Presidential Classroom Program Scholarship for NSHSS Members

Projects Abroad Scholarship for NSHSS Members

Scholarship Announcements

As a member of the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA), we are happy to connect our members to potential scholarship opportunities with other NSPA members, as well as scholarship opportunities from our collaborating universities and other organizations.

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships for Members

NSHSS members have the opportunity to compete for $5,000 scholarships to be awarded annually. All high school members are eligible, with the exception of relatives of NSHSS staff members and relatives of scholarship reviewers.Apply online by going to the member log in page and logging in. Then select the "scholarships" tab at the top. Make sure your information in your profile is up to date (GPA, grad year, contact info). You may update this preliminary scholarship application as many times as necessary prior to the deadline of November 30. A minimum of 100 semi-finalists will be considered for each scholarship. Selection is based on the following criteria:

Academic performance

Demonstrated leadership

School and extracurricular activities

Community service

Semi-finalists are notified by mail and requested to submit an essay, photo, transcript, and school recommendation forms provided by the Society. The scholarship committee bases its final decision on the strength of the student's application and on the strength of the educator's recommendations. All scholarships are cash awards which can be used for educational purposes at any college of the recipient's choice. Scholarship checks will be made out to the university designated by the student, contingent on proof of enrollment.

National Scholar Awards

These are $1,000 awards given to selected finalists for the Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships. The application process is identical to that for the Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships. The number will vary based on the number and quality of applications. Deadline: November 30.

Robert P. Sheppard Leadership Award

This scholarship is for $1,000 awarded annually to an NSHSS member demonstrating outstanding commitment to community service and initiative in volunteer activities. The annual deadline is February 1. Click here for the application.

Academic Paper Awards

All members have the opportunity to submit academic papers for scholarships for $250 awards. Deadline for submission is: May 1.

The number of awards will be determined by the quantity and quality of entries.

Requirements: Submit an academic paper that you have written as a high school student for a class assignment. The paper must be a research paper, original essay, or analytical paper. There is no minimum word or page requirement. You may submit one paper per year. The following will not be accepted: creative writing, journal entries, computer programs, lab reports. The paper must be accompanied this form verified by your teacher including the name of the course for which the paper was written, the nature of the assignment, and the date. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and/or download the form. You can get a free viewer here. Submit papers to: The National Society of High School Scholars, 1936 North Druid Hills Road, National Headquarters, Atlanta, GA, 30319, ATTN: Academic Paper Awards. Papers will not be returned.

For more details please visit : www.nshss.org

The National Society of High School Scholars