National Society of High School Scholars

Written by Paul Wynns

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) is a distinguished honor society that recognizes top academic achievers from high schools around the world. Founded in 2002 by Claes Nobel, a member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, and James Lewis, an experienced educator, NSHSS provides a platform for young scholars to connect with exclusive resources and networks to enhance their academic and professional journeys. The organization's mission is centered around acknowledging the hard work of high-performing students and providing them with opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.

NSHSS offers its members access to a variety of benefits, including scholarships, academic competitions, free events, college fairs, and educational resources. Scholarships provided by NSHSS cover a wide range of categories and interests, aiming to support students' higher education and career aspirations in diverse fields. While NSHSS itself may not specialize in aviation-specific scholarships, the broad range of awards and resources available can assist members who are interested in pursuing careers in aviation, aerospace engineering, or related sectors. These scholarships are designed to alleviate the financial barriers students might face in their academic pursuits, enabling them to focus on achieving their career goals in their chosen fields, including the aviation industry.

Membership in NSHSS not only offers financial support through scholarships but also serves as a stepping stone for students to enhance their leadership skills, community involvement, and academic achievements. By fostering a community of ambitious and talented high school scholars, NSHSS cultivates an environment where young individuals can excel, collaborate, and prepare for successful futures in their respective areas of interest, including the ever-evolving and dynamic field of aviation.


NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship

Multiple awards worth
Grade Level
College Freshman

The NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship is for high school seniors who want to major in or pursue a STEM degree. The scholarship is for underrepresented groups and is intended to help reduce financial barriers.

To be eligible for the NSHSS...