NSHSS Foundation Earth Day Award

The NSHSS Foundation has partnered with the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) to encourage environmental stewardship among high school students globally through the Earth Day Award competition. Prizes of $500 are awarded to high school students in recognition of environmental stewardship, leadership and volunteerism expressed through the Earth Day projects.

The goal of National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS) is to help increase the representation of African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, and females in careers where these targeted groups are under-represented.


  • All high school students are eligible to apply
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required

How to Apply:

For applying the Earth Day Award, the candidates are required to submit the on-line application form. The link is:


Supporting Documents:

  • Additional materials required include a color headshot suitable for possible website posting. These may be uploaded below or emailed toscholarships-at-nshssfoundation.org
  • Applicants are asked to submit details about an environmental project that they are currently working on, or one that will be initiated for Earth Day in their home, school, and/or community.
  • Requirements include a written explanation of the project, including the process, its impact, and how it will impact the future.
  • Submissions should be supplemented with a creative component, such as a video, painting, drawing, or collage that highlights the project

Award Amount:

Prize of $500 is awarded to the winning high school student.

Application Deadline:

The completed application packet must be received by February 29, 2016.

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