Scholarship Award: Three $1,000 scholarships for the freshman year of college
Documentation of Native American heritage
Resume (may be copied and pasted or uploaded)
Transcript (may be uploaded, mailed, or emailed)
Educator Recommendation (submitted via online form; link provided in application)
Principal and counselor's name and email address
Color headshot suitable for website posting
Personal statement of 500 words responding to one of the following questions:
A. As a Native American, how have you acted as a positive role model in your community and how do you plan to continue to impact tribal communities positively in the future?
B. How have you helped create awareness of your own tribal culture and heritage in your school and/or community?
*Scholarship funding is sent to recipients' college or university during the freshman year. If you receive this scholarship as a high school junior, your scholarship funding will be held until you enroll in college.
Open Date: January 15, 2018
Deadline to apply:March 15, 2018
Eligible NSHSS Members will be invited to apply on their Member Dashboardwhen the application opens.
Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members that apply and have been accepted to the Georgetown College by February 1st of senior year. Must possess a 3.6 unweighted high school grade point average and a minimum ACT composite of a 25 (or equivalent on SAT).
Scholarship Award: Georgetown College offers a scholarship to all NSHSS members that apply and have been accepted to the College. This academic scholarship is valued at $18,000 - $22,000 and is renewable for four years.
Eligibility Requirements: NSHSS members who are rising college freshmen
Scholarship Award: $8,000/$2,000 per year for four years.
All NSHSS members admitted to Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, as freshmen will receive an $8,000 NSHSS-OU Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded $2,000/yr. for four years, and is in addition to other Oglethorpe merit/need based awards you may qualify for.
Review scholarships for guidelines on our 2017 scholarships; click the plus sign by each scholarship for details on the award. Please make sure to mark your member profile contact preferences to allow email from NSHSS to receive information about available scholarships. You can update your profile any time in your member dashboard. Check out the scholarships below and a variety of other NSHSS scholarships:
Congratulations to recent NSHSS scholarship winners and keep posted for more recipients in May:
NSHSS DECA Entrepreneurial Awards Lauren Fane, Northville, MI, Northville High School Jordan Grulke, Spicewood, TX, Lake Travis High School Haylee Hicks, Huntersville, NC, William Amos Hough High School
Connect-123 Internship Program Scholarship Madelyn Cox-Guerra, Lees Summit, MO, William Jewell College Non-Profit Legal Internship, Dublin, Ireland
The Intern Group Alexa Rains, The University of Alabama Program Destination: Melbourne, Australia
Claes Nobel Entrepreneur Scholar Awards $1,000 awards for NSHSS members who have an idea for a product, service, business, or other innovation. Deadline: May 2, 2017
Education First EF International Language Centers offer students the chance to study abroad and learn a language in some of the world’s greatest cities. Deadline: April 7, 2017
1. Your family’s amazing home-cooked meals
After months of cafeteria food and Ramen noodles in your dorm room, your mom’s home-cooked meals taste extra amazing. Bonus if you get to take leftovers back to school with you!
2. How loving your family and friends are
It’s easy to unintentionally take advantage of your friends and family always being there. You start to become used to it and forget how special it is. Being away from them makes you realize how much you miss it. Going home for Thanksgiving break and catching up on the little things is so therapeutic, and is a great reminder to be more thankful for what you have.