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Be More Fund 2020

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Educators, Students,
and Individuals to Support World Betterment Efforts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)

Deadline Date:

10/01/20 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International educators, high school and college students, and individuals to support efforts to make the world a better place. Applicants must register online prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to support the development or implementation of established projects, products, or nonprofits that contribute to world betterment.

NSHSS is a community of driven individuals who believe that enough is never enough. It is a network of over 1.7 million lifetime members from across the globe who believe in being the next agents of change and the next thought leaders. The Be More Fund celebrates and honors that. As part of the fund requirements, the top 50 applicants will be required to take part in a judged competition on November 13-14, 2020. This event will be a two-day virtual gathering with a panel of judges and mentors who will help the competing finalists hone and polish their presentation pitches to better their chances of earning one of the $10,000 grants. All competitors will leave the event even more inspired to continue their efforts to make the world a better place.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192046

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$100,000

Number of Grants:

10

Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
Any NSHSS member, NSHSS Student Council representative, NSHSS Fellow, or educator who has an established product, passion project, innovation, or non-profit 501(c)3 that contributes to world betterment.

Criteria for membership:

Students join NSHSS while they are in high school, and their membership continues throughout their lifetime. Members must be a student in high school and must meet any one of the criteria below:

- 3.5 Cumulative GPA (4.0 Scale) or higher (or equivalent such as 88 on a 100-point scale)
- 1280 SAT score or higher
- 1150 PSAT score or higher
- 26 ACT score or higher
- Score 4 or higher on any AP exam
- Total combined IB test scores of 36 or higher
- Top 10% rank in class

Student Council representatives must be currently enrolled in a college or university to apply for membership.

NSHSS Fellows must be an NSHSS member with an undergraduate degree.

Pre-Application Information:

Closing Date: October 1, 2020 11:59 PM EST

NSHSS members:
Qualified students who have been identified as meeting at least one NSHSS eligibility requirement may receive an invitation letter from the Society. You must be selected for membership to join the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Once you receive your invitation, you can join online by accepting your invitation on our website: http://www.nshss.org/join. If you received your invitation by mail, you also have the option to join by mailing your confirmation card to the address listed on the card.

Educators:
Educators must register by creating a profile here: https://www.nshss.org/educators/register-as-an-educator/

NSHSS educators are eligible to receive one NSHSS grant per academic year.

The finalists to take part in the judged competition November 13-14, 2020 will be notified of their status by October 15, 2020.

Applicants are typically notified roughly 4 – 6 weeks following each grant deadline.

FAQ: https://www.nshss.org/help/

Student Council information: https://www.nshss.org/membership/leadership-programs/student-council/

Fellow information: https://www.nshss.org/membership/leadership-programs/fellows-program/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://dashboard.nshss.org/scholarship-login?rURL=/dashboard/scholarshipslist?id=228436

NSHSS
1936 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA, 30319
1.866.343.1800
404.235.5510
information@nshss.org

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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