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Student Leadership Scholarship: 2019 NSHSS Emerging Leader Award

Leadership remains an important quality that many NSHSS scholars carry with them from high school to college, demonstrating their exemplary commitment to their communities, schools, and workplaces through the various ways they serve. NSHSS sees this commitment and commits to NSHSS scholars in return by finding opportunities to reward emerging leaders for their leadership qualities and activities.

In 2019, NSHSS would like to recognize a student who has made a significant and positive impact on their community through leadership activities and initiatives by offering the NSHSS Emerging Leader Award. This award will support such a student with a USD $1,000 scholarship to be applied to the Fall 2019 semester at any 4-year accredited university.

The NSHSS Emerging Leader Award award is sponsored by a former NSHSS scholar and current President of the NSHSS Fellows Executive Board Morgan Vazquez. Morgan proved to be an emerging leader herself when she was in high school and college. She is a 2009 NSHSS scholarship recipient who has remained actively engaged with NSHSS since she graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University. Morgan demonstrated leadership when she served as an NSHSS Student Council member, during which time she spoke and provided advice to college-bound students. She also represented NSHSS during Nobel Week at the University of Stockholm. Morgan is currently a Vice President - Senior Recruiter of Campus Strategy & Pipeline Development at BNY Mellon in New York City.



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NSHSS Emerging Leader Award 2019

Scholarship Opens: TBD (See Scholarship Info)

Scholarship Closes: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Award: USD $1,000 to be sent to the student’s university prior to the Fall 2019 semester and can be used at any 4-year accredited university

To be eligible for the NSHSS Emerging Leader Award, students must be undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership in their school, community, and/or workplace. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time and taking 12 or more credits during the Fall 2019 semester in a 4-year undergraduate degree program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The application is open to all NSHSS college students around the world who meet these requirements.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume;
  • Transcript;
  • Educator Recommendation;
  • Principal's and counselor's name and email address;
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting.
  • Personal statement of 500 words to two of three questions below:
  1. In your own words, how do you define leadership?
  2. What three words best describe your leadership style and why?
  3. Explain how your leadership in a particular activity or initiative has made a positive impact on the lives of others and/or in your community.

Visit the NSHSS website for scholarship application tips and advice to find out how to craft your personal statement to make your unique leadership qualities shine.

If you are a college student constantly showing your leadership skills and using them to better serve the people around you, consider applying for the 2019 NSHSS Emerging Leader Award. NSHSS would like to applaud your efforts and support your continued education to encourage leaders like you to keep striving and impacting the world in positive ways.