Hear what some of our scholarship winners, corporate leaders, educators, and high-achieving students have to say about NSHSS. Membership in NSHSS provides students with lifetime access to a variety of experiences and resources, including scholarship opportunities, leadership and study abroad programs, service activities, and partner offers. NSHSS has much to offer a high-achieving student looking for a way to make an impact on their school, community, and the world.
See why educators, parents, and others who support our members on their path from high school to college to career value NSHSS as a partner in helping students reach their full potential.
New England Commission of Higher Education
Parent of NSHSS member, Gia Saggar
Encoura, A Division of ACT
NSHSS recognizes young scholars who have demonstrated excellence through their academic achievements based on objective criteria, including grades and test scores. Students must meet any one of the following criteria to be considered for membership.
3.5 Cumulative GPA (4.0 Scale) or higher (or equivalent such as 88 on a 100-point scale)
1280 SAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*
1150 PSAT score or higher (new exam 2016)*
26 ACT score or higher
Score 4 or higher on any AP exam
Total combined IB test scores of 36 or higher
IGCSE Grade A or higher
Top 10% rank in class
*Scores from the old exam (SAT score 1750 or higher; PSAT score 200 or higher) will be accepted.