A Lifetime Membership in NSHSS helps today’s scholars become tomorrow’s leaders through recognition, scholarships, college fairs, internships, career connections, personal development events, leadership opportunities, and more. We are committed to supporting you on your path to greatness.
Unsure if NSHSS is worth it? Your one-time Lifetime Membership fee of $90 goes toward the costs of member communications, benefits, technology support, and more. There are no fees to apply for scholarships. You are a member for life, and your full benefits extend from high school to college and beyond.
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NSHSS recognizes young scholars who have demonstrated excellence through their academic achievements based on objective criteria, including grades and test scores. Students must meet any one of the following criteria to be considered for membership.
There is a one time $90 fee for your NSHSS lifetime membership.
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Apply for scholarships to fund college, engage in leadership events and college recruitment fairs. Expand your horizons with study abroad scholarships and summer programs. Gain real-world skills through internships. Enjoy ongoing scholarship opportunities and resource discounts during graduate studies. As an NSHSS Lifetime Member, connect with prestigious business partners for a competitive advantage.
NSHSS partners and affiliates offer exclusive discounts to members and their families. NSHSS works with top universities and organizations that provide scholarships, college prep, financial aid assistance, volunteer information, meaningful employment, and more, to extend resources throughout the lifetime membership of our NSHSS scholars. Be sure to check back frequently for more opportunities!
The CIA has paid student internship, co-op and scholarship opportunities in several fields of study. No matter what you do here, your contributions have great impact – and there is plenty to do. From accounting and finance, to foreign languages, economics, engineering and information technology; the CIA needs talented and intelligent professionals to continue the work that keeps our nation safe. The CIA is seeking motivated individuals with a sense of service for an exciting and rewarding yet challenging experience. Do you have that drive inside of you? The CIA offers employment for students throughout the year--summer, winter, spring and fall.
For many high school athletes, college recruiting is at best a mystery and at its worst, it can be overwhelming. The hardest part is often just knowing when and how to get started. That’s why we’ve partnered with NCSA Next College Student Athlete, the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network. NCSA is also the official recruiting partner of USA Today High School Sports and offers practical advice and guidance every week on a wide range of recruiting topics.
United Planet is a non-profit organization with a mission – to create a global community, one relationship at a time. We connect volunteers who want to make a difference with communities in 35 countries, where they learn, teach, work, engage and immerse themselves in a culture outside their comfort zone. For many, it’s the most fulfilling experience of their lives.
Method Learning is a tutoring and test prep organization that serves students worldwide through highly focused, cost-effective online programs, classes, and personalized tutoring. Our goal is to see a significant improvement in test scores for students who use our products and services. Method Learning’s dedicated instructors and advisers help thousands of students increase their SAT and ACT scores each year. Method Learning has partnered with NSHSS to provide affordable test prep opportunities to all members.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. With a 70 year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators, and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. DECA has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.
The Intern Group has partnered with NSHSS to offer one scholarship for 6 weeks in summer 2017 to any of their international program locations (London, Madrid, Colombia, Hong Kong, or Australia).
NSHSS works directly with educators and educational organizations to identify students who may qualify. Students who we believe are qualified may be selected to receive an invitation. Members must be a student in high school and must meet ANY ONE of the criteria below:
Qualified students who have been identified as meeting at least one NSHSS eligibility requirement may receive an invitation letter from the Society. You must be selected for membership to join the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
Once you receive your invitation, you can join online by accepting your invitation on our website: www.nshss.org/join. If you received your invitation by mail, you also have the option to join by mailing your confirmation card to the address listed on the card.
NSHSS members will continue to enjoy the benefits of membership into their college years and beyond. After high school, members are still able to apply for scholarships, internships, and study abroad opportunities. NSHSS college members also have the opportunity to participate in unique events such as the festivities surrounding the Nobel Prize awards in Stockholm, Sweden.
As a new member, you will receive a welcome email immediately and membership kit within 15 business days after accepting your invitation. These materials will include:
Students join NSHSS while they are in high school, and their membership continues throughout their lifetime. Since NSHSS was founded in 2002, there are more than 2 million scholars from 170 countries that make up the current membership.
NSHSS scholars are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and embody the values of NSHSS co-founder Claes Nobel’s family tradition that include ethical action, service leadership, and expressions of altruism. NSHSS members are diverse: 45% are multilingual; 40% are White; 20% are African-American; 18% are Latino/Hispanic; 12% are Asian/Pacific Islander; and 10% are Multi-Racial; and 24% are first in their family to attend college.