New Scholarship Added September 27, 2019

NSHSS Foundation Business Economics and Public Policy Scholarship – Varies

The Foundation focuses on Public Policy majors in order to foster leadership in public policy analysis and public management to promote effective public policy decisions on national and international issues. Public policy incorporates social, economic and political components of government decision making.

With a degree in Public Policy and Administration, students can make decisions and influence policy that affects an organization, a community, a whole state or the entire nation. We believe that a strong understanding in policy analysis is crucial in order to design and carry out policies that positively impact the 21st-century global economy.

The scholarships support majors that educate students in the importance of the role of economic and political factors in public decision-making and policy formulation; microeconomic analysis of policy issues; resource allocation and decision modeling; cost/benefit analysis; statistical methods; and applications to specific public policy topics.

Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship – 5000

USD $1,000-$5,000 scholarships. Applicants will be selected for $5,000 Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships and $1,000 National Scholar Awards. There is one application. Winners for both awards will be selected from the Claes Nobel Academic Scholarships applications.

Claes Nobel Women of Tomorrow Leadership Award – 1000

USD $1,000 scholarships established to encourage and empower young women to assume future leadership roles in their colleges and universities, their careers and communities and to become mentors for the young women following in their footsteps.

Di Yerbury International Scholar Award – 1000

USD $1,000 scholarships awarded in honor of Dr. Di Yerbury, an NSHSS Advisory Board Member

Earth Day Awards – 500

The NSHSS Foundation has partnered with the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) to encourage environmental stewardship among high school students globally through the Earth Day Award competition. Prizes of $500 are awarded to high school students in recognition of environmental stewardship, leadership and volunteerism expressed through the Earth Day projects submitted for the competition. The project was launched in 2013 and is open to all high school students annually.

Applicants are asked to submit details about an environmental project that they are currently working on, or one that will be initiated for Earth Day in their home, school, and/or community.Requirements include a written explanation of the project, including the process, its impact, and how it will impact the future.Submissions should be supplemented with a creative component, such as a video, painting, drawing, or collage that highlights the project. The competition is open to all high school students.

Greg Goff Leadership Award – 2000

The Greg Goff Leadership Award administered by the NSHSS Foundation is five USD $2,000, one-time college scholarships open to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Greg Goff is the executive vice chairman of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. He is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investing in energy efficient projects. Community Outreach is also a priority, as is volunteering and charitable giving. In this spirit of world betterment, Greg Goff is sponsoring college scholarships based on outstanding leadership to help encourage and recognize young leaders in their schools and communities and to help invest in their higher education.

Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, and other college-related expenses. The scholarship funding is for the freshman year in college and is non-renewable.

Hollister Co Anti-Bullying Scholarship – 2500

Hollister Co supported a renewablecollege scholarship program for outstanding students who academically persevered while experiencing bullying and for those who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities.

The program was open to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the U.S. as well as international students.

The $2500 scholarships were renewable for up to three (3) years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year, depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status.

The scholarships are administered by the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, based in Atlanta, GA.Recipients were selected by a Scholarship Selection Committee comprised of Hollister Co. Leaders, members of the NSHSS Foundation Board of Directors, and invited community leaders working on issues of anti-bullying.

How I Got Into My Dream US School Scholarship – 1000

This scholarship is for international applicants to share their experiences getting into their first-choice US college. This may include first-hand tips, guidance, and advice from students who have successfully joined the ranks of their dream schools and wish to help others by sharing their own journey to college acceptance in the US.

Innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Scholarship – 1000

USD $1,000 awarded to students exploring the concept of how Artificial Intelligence may affect humanity, society, culture, or a project conceptualizing this idea.

James W. Lewis Entrepreneur Scholar Awards – 1000

Business Plan: Applicants are also required to include a business plan outlining strategies for launching their idea. A business plan outlines how you plan to grow your business and explains your strategic vision.

James W. Lewis Leadership Awards – 5000

The James W. Lewis Leadership Award 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.

Marathon Petroleum Youth Leadership Awards – 2500

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is providing twenty, one-time $2,500 college scholarships for outstanding young leaders. This scholarship is designed to encourage young scholars who are leading by example in their schools and communities.

NSHSS Academic Paper Awards – 250

Ten (10) USD $250 cash awards to recognize students who have written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper.

Winning papers will be published on the NSHSS website. The essay must have been assigned and submitted for a class you have taken in high school, or are currently taking. If you are dual-enrolled in high school and college, you may submit a paper from your college class.

We will not consider fiction or poetry, journal entries, computer programs, or lab reports. You may submit one paper per year. Winners must agree to publication of their essay on the NSHSS website in order to receive the award. Winning essays will be posted on the NSHSS website.

NSHSS Literary Competition – 1000

In each category listed below, the following prizes will be awarded:
1st prize: USD $1,000
2nd prize: USD $500
3rd prize: USD $250

Three scholarships will be awarded in each of the two categories: Poetry and Fiction.
Students may apply for one or both categories. Entries should not have been previously published. Submit one entry per category.
Poetry: Students may submit their original poetry in any style, from formal verse, to free verse to experimental. The poem should be formatted as you wish it to appear in publication.
Fiction: Students may submit a piece of short fiction, which must be no more than 5,000 words and should not be single-spaced. The entry may be any genre of the student’s choice, including graphic novel or story.

NSHSS STEAM Scholarships – 1000

High school seniors planning to major in a STEAM field (science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics), including any area related to the medical field.

NSHSS Video Competition – 1000

Scholarship Award:

1st prize: USD $1,000
2nd prize: USD $500
3rd prize: USD $250
Application Requirements:

Title and description (up to 200 words) of your submission what inspired the work, how it was created, and the intent
Video Submission
Educator Recommendation
Color headshot suitable for website posting
Video Prompt: Express yourself by providing an artistic representation of who you are or your worldview through film.

Films should be no more than 5 minutes long, and submissions can be made in the following categories:scripted film narrative, animation, documentary, or music video/musical/dance performance.

***Previously created music may be used if the song’s original artist and composer are credited.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

Expression of a clear theme
Quality of the story line and script (if applicable)
Creativity and/or content originality
Production quality

NSHSS Visual Arts Competition – 1000

Scholarship Awards:
1st prize: USD $1,000
2nd prize: USD $500
3rd prize: USD $250
Awards will be presented to students with the top submissions in the two categories below:
Photography/Digital Photography
Painting/Drawing/Mixed Media/Digital Art
Examples of artwork for this category include painting, drawing, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, and weaving
*All pieces of work must be submitted in digital file and uploaded to your application.

Application Requirements:
Title and description of your submission (up to 200 words)
Digital files of your artwork uploaded to the application
Educator Recommendation
Color headshot suitable for website posting
All submissions must be the student’s original work.

*Students have the option to apply to both categories. Applying to both categories does not improve your chances for winning; all submissions will be judged based on quality and uniqueness of work. Only one entry per category is allowed. Students are only eligible to win one NSHSS Scholarship per academic year.

Robert Sheppard Leadership Awards – 2500

Scholarship Award: USD $2,500 scholarship for the first place winner and USD $1,000 scholarship from NSHSS for the TOP finalists who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to community service and initiative in volunteer activities.

NSHSS STEM Scholarship – Varies

The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates.

The Snapology STEM Studies Scholarship – 1000

The Snapology STEM Studies Scholarship awards scholarships to female college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an expressed interest in pursuing STEM education. We will be awarding (1) $1,000 scholarship per academic year. Winners are announced June 1st of each year.

ESA Foundation Scholarship – 3000

In 2007 the ESA Foundation established a scholarship program to assist women and minority students who are pursuing degrees leading to careers in Computer & Video Game Arts. In 2009 we extended this opportunity to graduating high school seniors and doubled the amount of awards granted from 15 to 30.

The scholarships are offered for full-time undergraduate study at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the USA.Up to 30 scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded annually, 15 to graduating high school seniors and 15 to current college student

Signet Classics Student Scholarship – 1000

With an unbeatable lineup of over 300 of the greatest literary works the world has ever known, Signet Classics is the publisher that students, education professionals and the public turn to more than any other. Now, we are proud to host our twenty-fourth annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest, in which five high school juniors or seniors (or home-schooled students aged 16-18) can each win a $1,000 scholarship award to be used toward their higher education plus a Signet Classics library for their school or public library!

SEED Scholarship – Varies

The SEED Foundation’s SEED Scholar Program is proud to support Indian youth with scholarships for higher education. The SEED Scholar program has now developed into one of the largest scholarship programs run by Indians for Indian youth. To date, SEED has awarded $363,000 to 53 young men and women.

Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship – 1500

As the market leader in America’s #1 salt free water softener, Pelican Water seeks to support the next generation of leaders and innovators with our college scholarship contest. Our “go green” initiative has led to the development of environmentally-friendly water softening systems that save energy while eliminating harmful salt and chemical discharge. We’re looking for students who display integrity, passion, and a commitment to excellence – the same principles that have guided our business since 1972. Together, we can find sustainable solutions to protect our world’s most important resource.

Mae and Mary Legacy Foundation Scholarship – Varies

MAE & MARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND is dedicated to the advancement of African Americans in the medical and health care profession. Its mission is to financially assist exceptional students who despite hardships in their lives have demonstrated commitment, perseverance and enthusiasm in continuing their education.

L. Dean Rees Memorial Scholarship – 1000

The L. Dean Rees Memorial Scholarship is provided in partnership with Savage Industries, where Dean Rees was employed.The scholarship was created to honor Dean Rees as a long-time Junior Achievement volunteer and advocate.

Wayne Cederholm II Memorial Scholarship – 3000

The Wayne Cederholm II Memorial Scholarship is funded entirely by the family of Wayne Cederholm II who wished to carry on the legacy of their husband and father and his involvement in Junior Achievement.Wayne Cederholm II truly believed in the mission of Junior Achievement; from his days as an ambassador on junior senate to his time as a board member of Junior Achievement, Wayne believed people succeed when given the chance.

The Jackie Spellman Scholarship – Varies

The Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation is proud to honor Jackie’s memory by providing scholarships to deserving students whose lives have been impacted by leukemia and lymphoma. To date, our foundation has awarded 96 scholarships totaling $348,000!

Unfortunately, we cannot help everyone who applies but we are grateful to everyone who takes the time to complete an application and/or support our efforts.

The Holliday Karatinos PLLC Scholarship – 5000

The Holliday Karatinos, PLLC Scholarship Program is designed to help high school seniors and college students who are interested in pursuing an institution of higher education. With combined scholarship grants worth $5,000, we are excited to help students achieve their goals as we recognize the value of education as a vital foundation for the creation and fulfillment of advantageous careers. We look forward to reviewing your application, and wish you success in all your future endeavors.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes – 10000

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.

Charles Crozier Memorial Scholarship – Varies

The purpose of STRATA Networks’ scholarships is to provide financial assistance for educational opportunities to individuals with commitments to rural communities, to support those wishing to pursue advanced training in career preparation, and to encourage emphasis for careers in telecommunications or any other field which would enhance rural development in the Uintah Basin.