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Develop and maintain superb organizational skills. Routinely update your resume, and keep a headshot and transcript handy to plug into any scholarship when needed. You should only be creating the essay for each varying essay prompt. Do not try to fit a previously prepared university admissions essay or scholarship essay into a prompt for which it does not fit. The best essay will be one you create specifically for a particular scholarship essay prompt.

Visit https://www.nshss.hk/scholarships/tips-advice/ for more scholarship tips from NSHSS Scholarship Director Dr. Susan Thurman.

For questions regarding NSHSS scholarships, contact us at scholarships@nshss.hk.

Click here to sign into your member dashboard. Select “Set Up Your Password” if it is your first time signing in. Once you are in your member dashboard, select “Apply for Scholarships.” Scholarship applications appear on student dashboards only.

No, if you unsubscribe from any NSHSS emails, you will no longer receive scholarship email invitations. Be sure to set your NSHSS contact preferences to “allow” to receive scholarship notifications. To edit your contact preferences, click here to sign in to your member dashboard, and select “My Profile.”

Make sure that your NSHSS contact preferences are set to “allow.” When you update your contact preferences, it should take less than a day for the scholarship applications to appear on your member dashboard. Also, make sure that you are signing into your own dashboard. Scholarship applications do not appear on parent dashboards.

Start researching scholarships in advance. NSHSS scholarship opportunities are listed year-round at https://www.nshss.hk/scholarships/. Select the scholarship that interests you to view the essay prompt and begin drafting your essay. A resume, transcript, educator recommendation, and a headshot are also typically required. You do not need to submit multiple transcripts and recommendations. Once these are submitted, they may be used for any NSHSS scholarships you apply for. Once you submit the application online, it is closed. So be sure to read the descriptions before applying. You may want to open and read through the application first without submitting it to make sure you have all the information that you need. If you open and close it without submitting it, you will be able to re-open it.

All NSHSS members who are eligible for a particular scholarship, receive an email invitation when the scholarship opens that includes instructions for application submission and the scholarship deadline. It is best to apply as soon as possible. Scholarship applications begin opening annually in the fall and throughout the winter and spring.

Consider each scholarship essay prompt and only apply for scholarships for which you would be a strong candidate. Some scholarships support students with interest in STEM fields, students with extensive community service experience, students who will be first-generation university students, etc. Most NSHSS scholarships are merit-based.

Since NSHSS scholarships are exclusive to NSHSS’s diverse members, scholarships are offered to students with interests in the arts and humanities, STEM-fields, leadership, and more. Consider how closely your essay aligns with the essay prompt. The number of applicants for each NSHSS scholarship varies, so the most effective way to increase your chances of winning is to be selective and apply for scholarships best suited for you and your interests.

No, your application lists specific, acceptable formats for all materials--such as the essay, resume, and headshot. Your application will not be considered if you submit documents in a format that is not listed in the application.

Yes, word counts generally provide approximate guidelines, but keep your answers close to the number of words requested. If a scholarship response must not go over a certain word or character count, that will be indicated in the instructions.

An educator recommendation supports your reputation as a student, e.g., your academic performance and motivation, demonstrated leadership, emotional maturity, school activity participation, and community awareness and involvement. Each NSHSS scholarship application contains the online recommendation link to provide to one of your educators. If you already have a recommendation letter from one of your educators, have your educator include your recommendation letter in the online recommendation form through the optional upload feature.

One. One educator recommendation is required for each academic year. If you apply for a scholarship offered in December, that recommendation will be applied to all of your scholarship applications submitted until June of the following year. However, you may have more than one recommender if you wish. For example, you may wish to have a science teacher recommend you for a STEM scholarship, or a writing teacher recommend you for a literary award.

The educator recommendation must be submitted by the particular scholarship deadline.

The application and educator recommendation may be submitted in any order, but both must be submitted before the scholarship deadline. Your educator recommendation is linked to your membership and applied to all NSHSS scholarships submitted during a particular academic year.

Your resume should contain your contact information, your academic standing (prospective academic titles of success, e.g., valedictorian or salutatorian) and awards, your leadership activities, extracurricular activities, community service, and references. Do not include activities and awards prior to secondary school unless your achievement is outstanding, e.g., winning the National Geography Bee or founding a charity at a young age.

You may submit either your official or unofficial transcript/report card—whichever is easiest for you to attain. Your educator recommendation will support your academic reputation along with your cumulative official or unofficial transcript.

One. One most recent official or unofficial transcript/report card containing your academic results is sufficient for all NSHSS scholarships offered in a particular academic year. If your transcript is not uploaded in your application, it must be submitted via email by the deadline date.

Submit your official or unofficial transcript/report card by uploading it into your application or emailing it to scholarships@nshss.hk. Some schools subscribe to an electronic transcript transfer system. The scholarship email address above should be used for any such transfers.

 

If you are dually-enrolled, submit both transcripts from both institutions.

A headshot is a photograph of a person from the neck up. Headshots are required for possible website posting and press releases in case an applicant becomes a scholarship recipient. Scholarship recipients are also featured in the quarterly, digital newsletter, The Scholar’s Journal.

NSHSS scholarship applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on the deadline date.

Click here to sign in to your member dashboard. Once you’re in your member dashboard, select “Apply for Scholarships.” You will see the following message next to successfully submitted applications: “We are currently processing your application for this scholarship.” You will also receive a confirmation email upon applying.

Applicants are typically notified roughly 4-6 weeks following each scholarship deadline. This may vary for each scholarship as we may rely on internal and/or external scholarship committees. All applicants are notified of the results via email. Recipients also receive an official mailed letter.

Most NSHSS scholarship funds are sent directly to the recipient’s college or university. Some scholarships, such as the Academic Paper Awards and the Visual Arts, Video, and Literary Competitions award the applicants cash prizes. The method of funding is listed in the scholarship details at https://www.nshss.hk/scholarships/

NSHSS scholarship funds may be used at any accredited college or university internationally.

About Nshss

An Honour Society is a rank organization that recognizes excellence among peers. NSHSS recognizes students who excel academically and as leaders among their peers.

NSHSS is a membership organization with a mission of recognizing academic excellence among high-achieving students. Through unique learning experiences, exclusive scholarships, valuable internships, international study opportunities and meaningful peer networks, we connect our members with resources to develop their strengths and pursue their passions. Serving a diverse member base on a path from secondary school to university to career, NSHSS helps scholars identify and use the gifts they have been given and equips them for future success.

Claes Nobel is the senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. He helped found NSHSS to continue his family's legacy of recognizing and rewarding contributions to world betterment. He believes the world leaders of tomorrow will emerge from today's youth, and that NSHSS is a platform for young leaders to receive the support needed to change their world. As the chair of the advisory board, Mr. Nobel is personally involved in many of the Society's initiatives. He attends member events, and provides input on the strategic direction of the organization.

As an active membership organization for high-achieving students, NSHSS is not a simple recognition program or vanity press. There is no listing of students published or a book to buy. Through its objective membership process, NSHSS is proud to be an inclusive organization, drawing from a broad, diverse pool of students and offering exclusive benefits and value to its members. Unique participatory activities include academic competitions, local and international events for members and their families, networking, and volunteer activities.

NSHSS members will continue to enjoy the benefits of membership into their university years and beyond. After secondary school, members are still able to apply for scholarships, internships, and study abroad opportunities. NSHSS university members also get discounts on textbook rental, and have the opportunity to participate in unique events such as the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, and attending the festivities surrounding the Nobel Prize awards in Stockholm.

About Membership

NSHSS works directly with secondary school principals and educators 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 secondary school and must meet ANY ONE of the criteria below:

 

  • Top 10% rank in class

  • 88 or above on a 100-point scale

  • IB Exam - 36 total points or higher

  • IGCSE – Grade A or higher on any exam

  • AP Exam – Score 4 or higher on any exam

  • Cumulative GPA – 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

  • 1280 SAT score or higher

  • 1150 PSAT score or higher

  • 26 ACT score or higher

Qualified students who have been identified as meeting at least one NSHSS eligibility requirement may receive an invitation letter from the Society through your secondary school chapter. 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.hk/join

If there is not an NSHSS Chapter at your secondary school currently, you can start a chapter by sending an email request to chapter@nshss.hk

If you have not received an invitation, but meet one of the criteria listed above, you can ask the NSHSS Chapter Advisor at your school to nominate you for membership. If there is not an NSHSS Chapter at your secondary school currently, you can start a chapter by sending an email request to chapter@nshss.hk

As a new member, you will receive a membership kit during your chapter induction ceremony at your secondary school. The kit contains:

  • Your membership certificate
  • A welcome letter from NSHSS founder Mr. Claes Nobel with your membership ID number
  • A press release that announces your membership in the Society
  • Information about your benefits and how you can apply for scholarships
  • Information from NSHSS partners and programs
  • Window decal to proudly display NSHSS membership

Click here to sign into your member dashboard. Update your profile so you don’t miss any important messages, offers, and information.

  • Put your press release in the local newspaper to announce your membership to the world; announce it on social media
  • Attend an NSHSS member event or university recruitment fair 
  • Write an article for the NSHSS Blog
  • Become an NSHSS Chapter Officer to tell others at your school about the Society
  • Follow NSHSS on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook to get the latest updates and information

Explore the discounts, scholarships, and other privileges offered by NSHSS partners

Click here to sign into your member dashboard. Select “Set Up Your Password” if it is your first time signing in. Once you are in your member dashboard, select “Apply for Scholarships.” Scholarship applications appear on student dashboards only.

If you would like to submit this press release for publication, please contact the editorial department(s) at your local newspaper(s) and/or local magazine. You can easily locate the newspaper and/or magazine online, and contact the editorial department(s) via the email listed on their website. You may submit to multiple newspapers and media outlets if you wish. Following these guidelines will help increase the likelihood of publication:

  • Attach your photo and biographical information, including honours and awards.
  • Provide your contact information so the newspaper or media outlet may easily reach you or your family if they have additional questions.
  • Reproduce multiple copies of the release so that it may be sent to newspapers, radio, television stations, and other local sources.
  • Send a copy of the release to your secondary school newspaper, parents' company newsletter, and other organizations of which you are a member.
  • Address each to the "Community News Editor."

Please share your press coverage with NSHSS by emailing pr@nshss.hk

You may cancel your membership at any time.However, to receive a refund, you must cancel your membership within 60 days from the time your membership was processed. Please email chapter@nshss.hk for membership cancellation.

To update your member profile or address, go to www.nshss.hk and log in to the Member Dashboard of the website. Click "My Profile" and update address, email or any other information required. Alternatively, you can send an email to information@nshss.hk and our Member Services team will update your profile.

Invitation Questions

Your personal confirmation code is printed on your confirmation card, on the bottom right corner of your invitation letter or provided on your email invitation. If you do not have your invitation letter or confirmation card, you can speak to the NSHSS Chapter Advisor at your secondary school or email NSHSS Hong Kong at information@nshss.hk and an NSHSS team member will assist you.

Any Secondary School educator (teacher, principal, counselor) may nominate secondary school students (Form 3,4,5 and 6) who meet any ONE of the criteria listed below. 

  • Top 10% rank in class
  • 88 on a 100 point scale 
  • IB Exam - 36 total points or higher
  • IGCSE - Grade A or higher on any exam 
  • AP Exam - Score 4 or higher on any exam
  • Cumulative GPA - 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Educator can nominate the students to the NSHSS Chapter Advisor at his/her secondary school. If there is not currently a chapter at the school, please email chapter@nshss.hk to start a chapter.

Educator of Distinction Nominations

NSHSS secondary school members are given the opportunity to nominate secondary school teachers, counselors, principals, and coaches who have made the most significant contribution to their academic career.

Eligible educators must be outstanding role models and positive influences, those who have made a lasting difference in students’ lives by encouraging them to strive for excellence. Your comments in the “Reason for Nomination” section will be closely reviewed to ensure that the educator meets this criterion.

NSHSS will recognize all educators who meet the criteria and who are nominated, regardless of the number of nominations that any one secondary school educator may receive.

NSHSS will send an email to your teacher to let him/her know that you have nominated them for recognition in the NSHSS Educators of Distinction program. In addition, your teacher will receive a letter of congratulations from NSHSS Chairman Claes Nobel naming you as the student who nominated them, a personalized press release, and invitations to NSHSS member events.

To confirm that NSHSS has received your nomination, you may login to the member portion of the NSHSS website. In the section titled “Nominate Educators” you will be able to view the name of the educator whom you have nominated for the Educators of Distinction program.

Yes. In the nomination form, please provide the school name of where your teacher is currently teaching and describe the reason for your nomination in the comments section of the form.

Any secondary school educator, including a principal, counselor or coach, is eligible for nomination in the Educators of Distinction program.

Scholarships

Develop and maintain superb organizational skills. Routinely update your resume, and keep a headshot and transcript handy to plug into any scholarship when needed. You should only be creating the essay for each varying essay prompt. Do not try to fit a previously prepared university admissions essay or scholarship essay into a prompt for which it does not fit. The best essay will be one you create specifically for a particular scholarship essay prompt.

Visit https://www.nshss.hk/scholarships/tips-advice/ for more scholarship tips from NSHSS Scholarship Director Dr. Susan Thurman.

For questions regarding NSHSS scholarships, contact us at scholarships@nshss.hk.

Click here to sign into your member dashboard. Select “Set Up Your Password” if it is your first time signing in. Once you are in your member dashboard, select “Apply for Scholarships.” Scholarship applications appear on student dashboards only.

No, if you unsubscribe from any NSHSS emails, you will no longer receive scholarship email invitations. Be sure to set your NSHSS contact preferences to “allow” to receive scholarship notifications. To edit your contact preferences, click here to sign in to your member dashboard, and select “My Profile.”

Make sure that your NSHSS contact preferences are set to “allow.” When you update your contact preferences, it should take less than a day for the scholarship applications to appear on your member dashboard. Also, make sure that you are signing into your own dashboard. Scholarship applications do not appear on parent dashboards.

Start researching scholarships in advance. NSHSS scholarship opportunities are listed year-round at https://www.nshss.hk/scholarships/. Select the scholarship that interests you to view the essay prompt and begin drafting your essay. A resume, transcript, educator recommendation, and a headshot are also typically required. You do not need to submit multiple transcripts and recommendations. Once these are submitted, they may be used for any NSHSS scholarships you apply for. Once you submit the application online, it is closed. So be sure to read the descriptions before applying. You may want to open and read through the application first without submitting it to make sure you have all the information that you need. If you open and close it without submitting it, you will be able to re-open it.

All NSHSS members who are eligible for a particular scholarship, receive an email invitation when the scholarship opens that includes instructions for application submission and the scholarship deadline. It is best to apply as soon as possible. Scholarship applications begin opening annually in the fall and throughout the winter and spring.

Consider each scholarship essay prompt and only apply for scholarships for which you would be a strong candidate. Some scholarships support students with interest in STEM fields, students with extensive community service experience, students who will be first-generation university students, etc. Most NSHSS scholarships are merit-based.

Since NSHSS scholarships are exclusive to NSHSS’s diverse members, scholarships are offered to students with interests in the arts and humanities, STEM-fields, leadership, and more. Consider how closely your essay aligns with the essay prompt. The number of applicants for each NSHSS scholarship varies, so the most effective way to increase your chances of winning is to be selective and apply for scholarships best suited for you and your interests.

No, your application lists specific, acceptable formats for all materials--such as the essay, resume, and headshot. Your application will not be considered if you submit documents in a format that is not listed in the application.

Yes, word counts generally provide approximate guidelines, but keep your answers close to the number of words requested. If a scholarship response must not go over a certain word or character count, that will be indicated in the instructions.

An educator recommendation supports your reputation as a student, e.g., your academic performance and motivation, demonstrated leadership, emotional maturity, school activity participation, and community awareness and involvement. Each NSHSS scholarship application contains the online recommendation link to provide to one of your educators. If you already have a recommendation letter from one of your educators, have your educator include your recommendation letter in the online recommendation form through the optional upload feature.

One. One educator recommendation is required for each academic year. If you apply for a scholarship offered in December, that recommendation will be applied to all of your scholarship applications submitted until June of the following year. However, you may have more than one recommender if you wish. For example, you may wish to have a science teacher recommend you for a STEM scholarship, or a writing teacher recommend you for a literary award.

The educator recommendation must be submitted by the particular scholarship deadline.

The application and educator recommendation may be submitted in any order, but both must be submitted before the scholarship deadline. Your educator recommendation is linked to your membership and applied to all NSHSS scholarships submitted during a particular academic year.

Your resume should contain your contact information, your academic standing (prospective academic titles of success, e.g., valedictorian or salutatorian) and awards, your leadership activities, extracurricular activities, community service, and references. Do not include activities and awards prior to secondary school unless your achievement is outstanding, e.g., winning the National Geography Bee or founding a charity at a young age.

You may submit either your official or unofficial transcript/report card—whichever is easiest for you to attain. Your educator recommendation will support your academic reputation along with your cumulative official or unofficial transcript.

One. One most recent official or unofficial transcript/report card containing your academic results is sufficient for all NSHSS scholarships offered in a particular academic year. If your transcript is not uploaded in your application, it must be submitted via email by the deadline date.

Submit your official or unofficial transcript/report card by uploading it into your application or emailing it to scholarships@nshss.hk. Some schools subscribe to an electronic transcript transfer system. The scholarship email address above should be used for any such transfers.

 

If you are dually-enrolled, submit both transcripts from both institutions.

A headshot is a photograph of a person from the neck up. Headshots are required for possible website posting and press releases in case an applicant becomes a scholarship recipient. Scholarship recipients are also featured in the quarterly, digital newsletter, The Scholar’s Journal.

NSHSS scholarship applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on the deadline date.

Click here to sign in to your member dashboard. Once you’re in your member dashboard, select “Apply for Scholarships.” You will see the following message next to successfully submitted applications: “We are currently processing your application for this scholarship.” You will also receive a confirmation email upon applying.

Applicants are typically notified roughly 4-6 weeks following each scholarship deadline. This may vary for each scholarship as we may rely on internal and/or external scholarship committees. All applicants are notified of the results via email. Recipients also receive an official mailed letter.

Most NSHSS scholarship funds are sent directly to the recipient’s college or university. Some scholarships, such as the Academic Paper Awards and the Visual Arts, Video, and Literary Competitions award the applicants cash prizes. The method of funding is listed in the scholarship details at https://www.nshss.hk/scholarships/

NSHSS scholarship funds may be used at any accredited college or university internationally.

About Nshss

An Honour Society is a rank organization that recognizes excellence among peers. NSHSS recognizes students who excel academically and as leaders among their peers.

NSHSS is a membership organization with a mission of recognizing academic excellence among high-achieving students. Through unique learning experiences, exclusive scholarships, valuable internships, international study opportunities and meaningful peer networks, we connect our members with resources to develop their strengths and pursue their passions. Serving a diverse member base on a path from secondary school to university to career, NSHSS helps scholars identify and use the gifts they have been given and equips them for future success.

Claes Nobel is the senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. He helped found NSHSS to continue his family's legacy of recognizing and rewarding contributions to world betterment. He believes the world leaders of tomorrow will emerge from today's youth, and that NSHSS is a platform for young leaders to receive the support needed to change their world. As the chair of the advisory board, Mr. Nobel is personally involved in many of the Society's initiatives. He attends member events, and provides input on the strategic direction of the organization.

As an active membership organization for high-achieving students, NSHSS is not a simple recognition program or vanity press. There is no listing of students published or a book to buy. Through its objective membership process, NSHSS is proud to be an inclusive organization, drawing from a broad, diverse pool of students and offering exclusive benefits and value to its members. Unique participatory activities include academic competitions, local and international events for members and their families, networking, and volunteer activities.

NSHSS members will continue to enjoy the benefits of membership into their university years and beyond. After secondary school, members are still able to apply for scholarships, internships, and study abroad opportunities. NSHSS university members also get discounts on textbook rental, and have the opportunity to participate in unique events such as the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, and attending the festivities surrounding the Nobel Prize awards in Stockholm.

About Membership

NSHSS works directly with secondary school principals and educators 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 secondary school and must meet ANY ONE of the criteria below:

 

  • Top 10% rank in class

  • 88 or above on a 100-point scale

  • IB Exam - 36 total points or higher

  • IGCSE – Grade A or higher on any exam

  • AP Exam – Score 4 or higher on any exam

  • Cumulative GPA – 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

  • 1280 SAT score or higher

  • 1150 PSAT score or higher

  • 26 ACT score or higher

Qualified students who have been identified as meeting at least one NSHSS eligibility requirement may receive an invitation letter from the Society through your secondary school chapter. 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.hk/join

If there is not an NSHSS Chapter at your secondary school currently, you can start a chapter by sending an email request to chapter@nshss.hk

If you have not received an invitation, but meet one of the criteria listed above, you can ask the NSHSS Chapter Advisor at your school to nominate you for membership. If there is not an NSHSS Chapter at your secondary school currently, you can start a chapter by sending an email request to chapter@nshss.hk

As a new member, you will receive a membership kit during your chapter induction ceremony at your secondary school. The kit contains:

  • Your membership certificate
  • A welcome letter from NSHSS founder Mr. Claes Nobel with your membership ID number
  • A press release that announces your membership in the Society
  • Information about your benefits and how you can apply for scholarships
  • Information from NSHSS partners and programs
  • Window decal to proudly display NSHSS membership

Click here to sign into your member dashboard. Update your profile so you don’t miss any important messages, offers, and information.

  • Put your press release in the local newspaper to announce your membership to the world; announce it on social media
  • Attend an NSHSS member event or university recruitment fair 
  • Write an article for the NSHSS Blog
  • Become an NSHSS Chapter Officer to tell others at your school about the Society
  • Follow NSHSS on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook to get the latest updates and information

Explore the discounts, scholarships, and other privileges offered by NSHSS partners

Click here to sign into your member dashboard. Select “Set Up Your Password” if it is your first time signing in. Once you are in your member dashboard, select “Apply for Scholarships.” Scholarship applications appear on student dashboards only.

If you would like to submit this press release for publication, please contact the editorial department(s) at your local newspaper(s) and/or local magazine. You can easily locate the newspaper and/or magazine online, and contact the editorial department(s) via the email listed on their website. You may submit to multiple newspapers and media outlets if you wish. Following these guidelines will help increase the likelihood of publication:

  • Attach your photo and biographical information, including honours and awards.
  • Provide your contact information so the newspaper or media outlet may easily reach you or your family if they have additional questions.
  • Reproduce multiple copies of the release so that it may be sent to newspapers, radio, television stations, and other local sources.
  • Send a copy of the release to your secondary school newspaper, parents' company newsletter, and other organizations of which you are a member.
  • Address each to the "Community News Editor."

Please share your press coverage with NSHSS by emailing pr@nshss.hk

You may cancel your membership at any time.However, to receive a refund, you must cancel your membership within 60 days from the time your membership was processed. Please email chapter@nshss.hk for membership cancellation.

To update your member profile or address, go to www.nshss.hk and log in to the Member Dashboard of the website. Click "My Profile" and update address, email or any other information required. Alternatively, you can send an email to information@nshss.hk and our Member Services team will update your profile.

Invitation Questions

Your personal confirmation code is printed on your confirmation card, on the bottom right corner of your invitation letter or provided on your email invitation. If you do not have your invitation letter or confirmation card, you can speak to the NSHSS Chapter Advisor at your secondary school or email NSHSS Hong Kong at information@nshss.hk and an NSHSS team member will assist you.

Any Secondary School educator (teacher, principal, counselor) may nominate secondary school students (Form 3,4,5 and 6) who meet any ONE of the criteria listed below. 

  • Top 10% rank in class
  • 88 on a 100 point scale 
  • IB Exam - 36 total points or higher
  • IGCSE - Grade A or higher on any exam 
  • AP Exam - Score 4 or higher on any exam
  • Cumulative GPA - 3.5 on a 4.0 scale

Educator can nominate the students to the NSHSS Chapter Advisor at his/her secondary school. If there is not currently a chapter at the school, please email chapter@nshss.hk to start a chapter.

Educator of Distinction Nominations

NSHSS secondary school members are given the opportunity to nominate secondary school teachers, counselors, principals, and coaches who have made the most significant contribution to their academic career.

Eligible educators must be outstanding role models and positive influences, those who have made a lasting difference in students’ lives by encouraging them to strive for excellence. Your comments in the “Reason for Nomination” section will be closely reviewed to ensure that the educator meets this criterion.

NSHSS will recognize all educators who meet the criteria and who are nominated, regardless of the number of nominations that any one secondary school educator may receive.

NSHSS will send an email to your teacher to let him/her know that you have nominated them for recognition in the NSHSS Educators of Distinction program. In addition, your teacher will receive a letter of congratulations from NSHSS Chairman Claes Nobel naming you as the student who nominated them, a personalized press release, and invitations to NSHSS member events.

To confirm that NSHSS has received your nomination, you may login to the member portion of the NSHSS website. In the section titled “Nominate Educators” you will be able to view the name of the educator whom you have nominated for the Educators of Distinction program.

Yes. In the nomination form, please provide the school name of where your teacher is currently teaching and describe the reason for your nomination in the comments section of the form.

Any secondary school educator, including a principal, counselor or coach, is eligible for nomination in the Educators of Distinction program.