NSHSS Academic Paper Awards 2019

Eligibility Requirements: High school students

Scholarship Award: Ten (10) USD $250 cash awards to recognize students who have written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper.

Winning papers will be published on the NSHSS website. The essay must have been assigned and submitted for a class you have taken in high school, or are currently taking. If you are dual-enrolled in high school and college, you may submit a paper from your college class.

We will not consider fiction or poetry, journal entries, computer programs, or lab reports. You may submit one paper per year. Winners must agree to publication of their essay on the NSHSS website in order to receive the award. Winning essays will be posted on the NSHSS website.

Submissions will not be returned.

Method of submission: Upload a copy of your essay on the online application as a Word document or pdf. Essays must be submitted in English.

Application Requirements:

  • Title of the paper
  • Brief description of the assignment
  • Name of the class
  • Term/year when the class was taken
  • Name of the teacher who assigned the paper
  • Email address of school counselor

If you are dual-enrolled, include the name of your college professor from your college course, the college at which you are enrolled, and the name of your high school.

Please note that U.S. recipients receiving a cash award must submit a W-9 to NSHSS in order to receive their scholarship funding. Recipients residing outside the United States who are not U.S. citizens may disregard this requirement. The W-9 form can be accessed using the following link: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf

Open Date: March 1, 2019

Close Date: May 1, 2019