The National Society of High School ScholarsNSHSS

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Ambassadors

Am I eligible to be an Ambassador?
How do I apply to be part of the Ambassador Program?
What does an Ambassador do?
Are there scholarships available that are specific to Ambassadors?
How do I find other NSHSS members or Ambassadors at my school?
What is the Ambassador State Director Program and how do I apply?
Can I nominate my peers for membership?
What does the Ambassador Kit include?
If I have questions, who should I contact at NSHSS?


Am I eligible to be an Ambassador?

NSHSS members a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in high school and have a 3.7 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (or a 93 on a 100 scale).

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How do I apply to be part of the Ambassador Program?

Applications for the Ambassador program are available every year. An email will be sent to all NSHSS high school members (sophomore to seniors) regarding the application opening and more details about the program.

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What does an Ambassador do?

NSHSS Ambassadors are student leaders within their high schools who demonstrate strong academics and a commitment to community service. As role models to their peers, Ambassadors are responsible for representing the Society in their schools and inspiring their peers to get involved in community activities that interest them the most.

Ambassadors have first priority to volunteer at NSHSS member events around the country.

As a role model to other scholars, Ambassadors are expected to use their leadership skills in facilitating volunteer work and projects within their schools on issues of most interest to them.

NSHSS encourages our Ambassadors to participate positively in social media forums through the private NSHSS Ambassador Facebook Group and the main NSHSS Facebook page, to answer questions about membership in the Society, as well as share the good work in your local community.

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Are there scholarships available that are specific to Ambassadors?

The NSHSS Ambassador Awards Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a senior class NSHSS Ambassador that has been an active Ambassador for at least one semester. The scholarship application opens each Spring with a deadline in early May. Eligible Ambassadors will be invited to apply for this scholarship through email upon the application opening. For specific information about the Ambassador Awards Scholarship click here or contact ambassadors@nshss.org.

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How do I find other NSHSS members or Ambassadors at my school?

Ambassadors will be invited to join an exclusive forum available to only Ambassadors and create their own, unique profile. This forum is a venue that allows all NSHSS Ambassadors to communicate with each other and create discussions about current initiatives and proposed initiatives as well as seek advice on topics such as college acceptance, bullying, LGBT strategies, and tips on running for leadership positions within their schools. They also have the ability to share photos, join their state group, and share contact information with each other. You may also contact ambassadors@nshss.org and we will aid you in finding other Ambassadors or NSHSS members within your high school to get connected.

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What is the Ambassador State Director Program and how do I apply?

The Ambassador State Director program is a new program for NSHSS Ambassadors seeking to strengthen their leadership and communication skills.

State Directors efficiently link NSHSS and Ambassadors and NSHSS members by representing their home state within the NSHSS Ambassador Program. State Directors are the point contact for all NSHSS Ambassadors within their state and report to NSHSS monthly regarding community service projects, special school or community initiatives, and other stories that members have participated in that support the NSHSS vision of world betterment.

State Director Roles and Responsibilities include: reporting to NSHSS monthly, participating in the quarterly Google Hangout session with NSHSS, actively engaging with other members and prospective members through NSHSS social media, and encouraging other Ambassadors to engage in community service and leadership programs in the local community.

Applications to apply for the State Director Program open in the Fall. Current sophomore and junior Ambassadors will be emailed details on the steps to apply. Please note that State Directors must have already been accepted into the Ambassador program and may not be a current graduating senior at the time of application process.

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Can I nominate my peers for membership?

Educators and counselors at your school may nominate peers you suggest who meet the NSHSS membership criteria (3.5 GPA of higher) for membership. If you have a list of peers you would like to nominate, talk to your educator or counselor about the Society. Your educator or counselor can find the Student Nomination Form within the Educator section of our website, www.nshss.org. If your educator is unaware of NSHSS, we are more than happy to mail them an information packet to your school by emailing ambassadors@nshss.org or calling NSHSS at (866) 343-1800.

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What does the Ambassador Kit include?

Each NSHSS scholar participating in the Ambassador Program will receive a personal letter of congratulations from Mr. Nobel; an Ambassador Certificate; a special Ambassador T-Shirt; a Social Media Guide; and details about your role as an Ambassador.

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If I have questions, who should I contact at NSHSS?

We are happy to assist you! Call us at 1-866-343-1800 or email us at ambassadors@nshss.org.


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