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