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Earth Day 2014 Winners

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS FOUNDATION (NSHSS Fdn) AND CAPTAIN PLANET FOUNDATION (CPF) TEAM UP FOR SECOND ANNUAL EARTH DAY COMPETITION

 

ATLANTA, GA., April 22, 2014 – The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Fdn) (a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics, and public policy career majors) teamed up with Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) for the second year to host an international competition centered around Earth Day and youth activation relating to environmental leadership.  Laura Turner Seydel, Captain Planet Foundation Chairperson, announced the partnership at the NSHSS Annual Member Event in December at The Carter Presidential Center.

“This year’s winners are an amazing group of student environmental change-makers, who in the truest sense of the phrase “Think Globally, Act Locally,” are an inspiration to us all to become more deeply involved in creating the world we wish to live in,” said Laura Turner Seydel.

NSHSS Foundation and Captain Planet Foundation are proud to announce 12 Earth Day Award winners, who will each receive a $500 award and the chance to present their Earth Day projects at an upcoming NSHSS member event or NSHSS Foundation event.  NSHSS Fdn and CPF are committed to encouraging high school students around the globe to show their dedication to the earth through action, highlighting those that are humanitarians, leaders and creators.

“I am deeply honored to recognize the outstanding contributions that young people are making to the environment,” said Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes and founder of the NSHSS Foundation.  “Youth are the best chance for creating change in our world and it is crucial for them to understand the importance of environmental protection and preservation.”

More than 200 high school students worldwide entered the competition by responding to a question in 500 words or less about how they’ve helped the environment in their schools and/or communities. The 2014 Earth Day Award winners are:

 

  • Amrita Aggarwal – New Delhi, India
  • Samantha Alvarado – Mililani, Hawaii
  • Andreea Catalina Dumitrache – Bucharest, Romania
  • Jocelyn Foraker – Hope Valley, Rhode Island
  • James Foster – Pylesville, Maryland.
  • Petrit Kendezi – Goldens Bridge, New York
  • Jill Mediatore – Sayville, New York
  • Samir Nacer – Cape Coral, Florida
  • Michaela Pfeifer – Rochester, Minnesota
  • Shailee Samar – Cupertino, California
  • Minette Saulog – Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Michelle Tran – Manhattan Beach, California

 

For more information on the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, please visit www.nshssfoundation.org.

 

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About the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Fdn):

The NSHSS Foundation was founded in 2004 by Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, and James W. Lewis, President of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).  The NSHSS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics, and public policy career majors. The Foundation recognizes the need to produce more graduates in these fields in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing global economy and society to create a better future for all. For more information visit http://www.nshssfoundation.org.

About Captain Planet Foundation (CPF):

Based on the critically-acclaimed animated series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers,” CPF was co-founded in 1991 by media mogul Ted Turner and producer Barbara Pyle.   Since then, the Captain Planet Foundation has played a critical role in helping to ensure that the next generation of business leaders and policy makers are environmentally literate citizens who leverage technology and information to manage and protect the land, air and water upon which all life depends.

CPF is a grant-making foundation that has distributed more than $2.5 million to fund over 1,700 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 23 countries internationally. More than 1 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects.  In addition to its Small Grants Program, the Captain Planet Foundation also supports its Learning Gardens Program, its Planeteer Clubs after-school program, and a number of other science education initiatives.  For more information: www.captainplanetfdn.org.

 



Earth Day Awards 2014

Earth Day Awards

The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Foundation) and Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) are continuing to support environmental stewardship and leadership for high achieving high school students.

In 2010, NSHSS established the Earth Day competition to honor and recognize high school students who are making a difference in their home, school, and community through environmental awareness initiatives. In 2012, that competition was expanded by a grant from the Captain Planet Foundation, which is continuing its support of these awards.  Our shared commitments to bettering the environment through these awards increases awareness around Earth Day and Captain Planet Foundation’s work to support the environmental leadership of high achieving high school students and high school educators throughout the U.S. and abroad.

A grant of $5,000 from Captain Planet Foundation supports ten (10) $500 Earth Day 2014 Awards for high school students who are implementing environmental stewardship programs or projects in the communities where they live and attend school.  Students will demonstrate leadership and commitment to the environment through programs or projects that promote innovation and inspire others.

The online application opens January 1, 2014, on the NSHSS Foundation website (www.nshssfoundation.org).  The deadline for students to submit their application is Friday, February 28, 2014.

Eligible applicants are currently attending high school students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  The application is open to high school students worldwide.

Scholarship funds will be sent to the student and can be used for implementation of an Earth Day program or project, or dedicated to educational-related expenses.  The scholarship is non-renewable.

Dr. Susan Thurman, NSHSS Foundation Scholarship Director, will organize and lead the Earth Day 2014 Competition. Dr. Thurman will lead a Judging Panel comprised of leaders from NSHSS Foundation, Captain Planet Foundation and other identified leaders in the community.

 Application Question

Earth Day 2014: It’s Your World…What are you doing to make it a Better Place?

Students are asked to answer the following question in 500 words or fewer.

  1. How have you helped the environment in your school and/or community?  Be specific about your program or project, your activities, the results, and the future sustainability of the project.

The deadline to submit an Earth Day 2014 application is Friday, February 28, 2014.

 Application Requirements: 

  • Personal response of up to 500 words answering the questions provided on the application
  • Educator/Counselor Reference
  • Photo

Optional:  Students may supplement their essay by including scanned images of a painting, drawing or collage; a link to a video (no more than 3 minutes), or poem that best illustrates the Earth Day program or project.  These items must be submitted electronically within the application.

Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2014


Be Fearless Scholar Awards

Be Fearless Scholar Awards

Be Fearless!

“Being fearless” means setting audacious goals, acting urgently and accepting the possibility of failure while still pressing forward.  Being fearless does not mean being reckless, foolhardy, or throwing caution to the wind.  It means daring to do the right thing, to trust passion AND wisdom as your guiding stars.

Claes Nobel, found of the NSHSS Foundation, says, “The World Betterment Legacy of my uncle, Dr. Alfred Nobel, coupled with my life mission to promote peace, environmental sustainability and earth ethics, have been my own guiding stars.  Be Fearless!”

The NSHSS Foundation is providing $5,000 to help inspire young leaders to share their stories about being fearless in ways that demonstrate outstanding leadership, scholarship, and commitment to their communities.

  • A total of ten (10) $500 scholarships will be awarded.
  • Eligibility requirements include high school sophomore, juniors, and seniors worldwide with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent.
  • Scholarship funds will be sent directly to the student.
  • The scholarship application will run October 25  – November 30, 2013 and is available on the NSHSS Foundation website.
  • Scholarship award winners will be announced in January 2014.

Application Questions:

These scholarships are being awarded to support students who demonstrate outstanding leadership through their perspectives on “what it means to you to be fearless.” Applicants will respond to one of the following quotations to prompt a response of up to 500 words about facing your fears and how the idea expressed relates to your own story.

“You must do the thing you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.”
Bill Cosby

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
Elbert Hubbard

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.”
Rosa Parks

“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.”
 Louis D. Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice

Application Requirements

  • Personal response of up to 500 words answering the question provided on application
  • Verification of grade point average by an educator or transcript
  • Resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities, internships and employment history
  • Name and contact information of an educator at your school to serve as a reference
  • Winning essay will be posted on the Foundation website
  • Color headshot for possible website posting

Application Now Closed

 

 


October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bully Prevention Month

Abercrombie & Fitch, in partnership with the NSHSS Foundation, is kicking off this October’s National Bullying Prevention Month by launching its new ongoing scholarship program to help promote anti-bullying awareness in schools and communities. This initiative opens October 1 as part of an international campaign to recognize young people who are actively working to prevent bullying or who have overcome the challenges of being bullied.

Are you someone who has helped promote anti-bullying awareness at your school?  Or, have you persevered and overcome the negative effects of a bullying experience that has happened to you?  Then be sure to apply!

High school students worldwide who will graduate in 2014, and who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, are eligible to apply for these awards.  The scholarship opens October 1, 2013, and closes February 1, 2014.  To apply for this scholarship, visit http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/abercrombie-fitch-anti-bullying-scholarship/

 

“We’re proud to offer college tuition assistance to individuals who have been victims of bullying behavior, yet who found ways to achieve academic success in the face of these obstacles, and to those who have advanced the anti-bullying cause on a local basis,”
Todd Corley, A&F’s Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

 

 


A&F Anti-Bullying Scholarship Awards Application Now Open

A&F Anti-Bullying  Scholarship Awards Application Now Open
In order to support standout students who academically persevered while experiencing bullying, and for those who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities, Abercrombie & Fitch is launching an ongoing college scholarship program through the NSHSS Foundation. High school students worldwide graduating in 2014 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for $1,000 college scholarships.

Eligibility

The application is open to all high school seniors graduating in 2014 with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The application is open to students worldwide.

Scholarship funds will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used for tuition, books, room and board, or other college-related expenses. The scholarship funding is for the freshman year in college and is renewable for up to three years depending on recipient’s academic progress.

Application Requirements

  • Personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions provided on application
  • Transcript
  • Educator recommendation
  • Resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities
  • Photo

Application Deadline

February 1, 2014

Complete the online application here.

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A&F and NSHSS Foundation Team Up To Launch Anti-Bullying Scholarship Award Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH AND NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS FOUNDATION (NSHSS FdN)
TEAM UP TO LAUNCH ANTI-BULLYING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROGRAM

College Scholarship Funds Available For Students Around The World

Atlanta, G.A., October 1, 2013 – The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS FdN), a 501c3 non-profit charity founded by Claes Nobel, senior member of the esteemed Nobel family, today announced a partnership with Abercrombie & Fitch to establish an ongoing scholarship program designed for students who academically persevered while experiencing bullying, and for those students who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities. This scholarship program is part of Abercrombie & Fitch’s Anti-Bullying Scholarship Award program.

The NSHSS FdN is an organization dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for underrepresented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics and public policy.

“We’re proud to offer college tuition assistance to individuals who have been victims of bullying behavior, yet who found ways to achieve academic success in the face of these obstacles, and to those who have advanced the anti-bullying cause on a local basis,” said Todd Corley, Abercrombie & Fitch’s Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.

To apply for this scholarship, students are required to submit a personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions: How have you helped promote anti-bullying awareness in your school or community? Share your own story about the experience of being bullied and how you have persevered and overcome the consequences and negative effects of such treatment.  Students must also include their transcript; provide a recommendation from an educator; and include a resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities, internships and employment history. Students eligible to apply for this scholarship need to be high school seniors graduating in 2014 with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship funds, in the amount of $1,000 per award, will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used toward tuition, books, room and board or other college-related expenses.  The scholarships are renewable for up to three years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status.

For more information about the NSHSS FdN, please visit www.nshssfoundation.org.

About The NSHSS Foundation:

Renowned champion of youth leadership and environmental stewardship and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, Claes Nobel has continued his family’s legacy of recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement by founding The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, a 501c3 public charity in 2004.

The NSHSS Foundation is dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics, and public policy career majors. The Foundation recognizes the need to produce more graduates in these fields in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing global economy and society to create a better future for all. For more information visit www.nshssfoundation.org.

Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nshssfoundation) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nshssfoundation.)



The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

What:
The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Foundation), an organization established to support education in the form of scholarships targeted to students among those groups under-represented in business, economics, public policy and STEM– Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics –career majors, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Mr. Claes Nobel, Chairman and Founder and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:
Friday, September 6, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Contact:
Beth Pann
404-235-5500 ext 535
Beth.Pann@nshss.org
NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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About The NSHSS Foundation:
Renowned champion of youth leadership and environmental stewardship and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, Claes Nobel has continued his family’s legacy of recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement by founding The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, a 501c3 public charity in 2004.

The NSHSS Foundation is dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics, and public policy career majors. The Foundation recognizes the need to produce more graduates in these fields in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing global economy and society to create a better future for all. For more information visit www.nshssfoundation.org.

Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nshssfoundation) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nshssfoundation.)

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