The National Society of Leadership and Success
Building leaders who make a better world

Scholarships & Awards

Below you will find information on the scholarships and awards offered by the NSLS Foundation. We encourage our members to apply for these opportunities to make a positive impact in their communities and be recognized for their efforts.


Mission Based Scholarships and Grants

Higher education is one of the most valuable investments any individual can make. It requires commitment to education and discipline to persevere through the academic rigors of undergraduate or graduate studies. The NSLS recognizes inducted members that exemplify leadership accomplishments, as well as high academic standing.

Award Amount
  • $3,000 toward undergraduate or graduate tuition
  • Number of Recipients: 12
  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • One (1) recipient will have the opportunity to be recognized at an upcoming NSLS Leadership Summit or Live Speaker Broadcast. The NSLS Foundation will cover the recipient’s travel and hotel costs.
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - November 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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Many of today’s most successful businesses such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and SnapChat were created by students in their college dorm rooms. Many NSLS members have ideas that could become the next Google, which is why we created the Entrepreneur Award. Develop and submit your business plan, and perhaps the NSLS will provide you with seed money to help get your idea off the ground.

Award Amount
  • Up to $7,500 to be awarded for each scholarship term. Applicants must specify the amount they are requesting
  • Release of award money (TBD)
  • Number of Recipients: Due to the various amounts requested, there may be multiple winners
  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • One (1) recipient will have the opportunity to be recognized at an upcoming NSLS Leadership Summit or Live Speaker Broadcast. The NSLS Foundation will cover the recipient’s travel and hotel costs.
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - November 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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The NSLS aims to empower and engage individuals in embarking upon their dreams and aspirations. We recognize that working towards a personal goal takes unlimited hard work, unyielding determination, and unbreakable courage that must defy all odds. The purpose of this grant is to support individuals in achieving their dream. Please note: This is not a need based award. Those seeking scholarships for tuition or books/materials should apply for the Academic Excellence or Financial Aid Materials Award. This award is to help students achieve their personal goals and dreams not related to starting a business. Those seeking funds to start a business should apply for the Entrepreneur Award.

Award Amount
  • $7,500 is available to be awarded for each scholarship term. Applicants must specify the amount they are requesting.
  • Number of Recipients: Due to the various amounts requested, there may be multiple winners
  • Certificate of Accomplishment
  • One (1) recipient will have the opportunity to be recognized at an upcoming NSLS Leadership Summit or Live Speaker Broadcast. The NSLS Foundation will cover the recipient’s travel and hotel costs.
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - November 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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Since our inception, NSLS members have been “a force for good,” dedicating over a quarter-million hours to community service. The A Force for Good Award rewards our chapters for the community service work they have done over the course of one year.

Award Amount
  • $1,400 toward chapter dues
  • Number of Recipients: 1
Open Submission Period Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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The NSLS encourages our members to strive to be the healthiest versions of themselves. Whether that means eating correctly, taking fitness classes or receiving your certification (e.g., yoga instructor, personal trainer, etc.), the NSLS wants to help you get there. The Healthy Living Grant provides financial assistance to aid in achieving your goals.

Award Amount
  • $1,000
  • Number of Recipients: 5
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - November 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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This scholarship is available exclusively to members who are registered for the Advanced Leadership Certification. The Advanced Leadership Certification allows members to continue their leadership journey, shifting their focus from one of self-growth to service of others, from learning leadership to practicing leadership, from being the motivated to being the motivator and empowering those around them. The Advanced Leadership Certification explores topics like Diversity of Styles, Emotional Intelligence, and Leveraging Your Strengths while also outlining how to identify and secure a mentor. Further, students acquire the skills needed to navigate the challenging situations that emerge in groups through experiential, in-the-moment problem solving.

Award Amount
  • $500
  • Number of Recipients: 5
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - November 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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This scholarship is available exclusively to members who are registered for the Executive Leadership Certification. The Executive Leadership Certification allows members to continue their leadership journey. Through the completion of an NSLS Better World project--the focus moves from Practicing Leadership to Living Leadership, from being the mentee to being the mentor. The Executive Leadership Certification explores topics like Inclusive Leadership, Unconventional Solutions, and Perspective. Further, students are tasked with organizing and completing their own NSLS Better World Project.

Award Amount
  • $1000
  • Number of Recipients: 5
  • One (1) recipient will have the opportunity to be recognized at an upcoming NSLS Leadership Summit or Live Speaker Broadcast. The NSLS Foundation will cover the recipient’s travel and hotel costs.
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - November 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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NSLS members excel as leaders long after they have achieved induction and graduated from college. The NSLS Foundation encourages these alumni members to continue to develop as leaders long after they leave campus, and the Alumni Award recognizes those who are living the values of NSLS in their careers.

Award Amount
  • $1000
  • Number of Recipients: 5
  • Certificate of Accomplishment
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - Novermber 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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The NSLS Foundation recognizes the increasing importance of online education for today’s students, whether they are pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degree, or simply taking classes to learn and better their futures. The Online Member Scholarship awards students who are enrolled in an online chapter of the NSLS or are enrolled in online education classes.

Award Amount
  • $1000
  • Number of Recipients: 5
  • Certificate of Accomplishment
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - November 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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New members are joining the NSLS every day, and the NSLS Foundation recognizes that many of these members will make an impact on their chapters, communities, and their own lives almost immediately. The New Member Scholarship recognizes excellent students in their first semester as NSLS members.

Award Amount
  • $1000
  • Number of Recipients: 5
  • Certificate of Accomplishment
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - November 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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Need Based Scholarships and Grants

The National Society of Leadership and Success designates a certain amount of scholarship funds to those who are in need of financial assistance towards their undergraduate or graduate degrees. The purpose for this grant is to support endeavors for higher education and assist in extraneous academic expenses such as textbooks.

Award Amount
  • $1,000
  • Number of Recipients: 5
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - November 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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The National Society of Leadership and Success recognizes that we all have a “Little Leader” in our lives, be it your child, cousin, sibling or even a family friend, who could benefit from a program which fosters and supports their interests (e.g., academic tutoring, sports classes, foreign language classes, etc.). The NSLS Little Leaders Award pays for these programs that will help our Little Leaders grow to be well-rounded individuals who make a better world.

Award Amount
  • $1,200
  • Number of Recipients: 5
Open Submission Period Fall: September 9th - November 1st Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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Stephen Covey Tribute Awards

Each year, the NSLS recognizes one chapter for the impact it has had upon both its members and the community. This prestigious award is received by the chapter that continuously demonstrates excellent leadership to its members, campus, and community.

Award Amount
  • Chapter of the Year receives $1,400 toward chapter dues.
  • $100 for up to 12 Executive Board members. If the winning chapter has more than 12 E-Board members, the $1,200 will be split evenly amongst all E-Board members.
  • Certificate of Recognition
Open Submission Period Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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NSLS Chapter Advisors are vital in the development, perpetuation, and strength of the NSLS mission. Not only are they mentors and leaders to the Executive Board and local chapter members, but also serve as a liaison with the campus administration. Each year the NSLS recognizes one Advisor that truly exemplifies the NSLS mission and goes above and beyond expectations.

Award Amount
  • $500 to winner / $100 to nominator of winning Advisor
  • Number of Recipients: 1
  • Certificate of Recognition
Open Submission Period Spring: February 3rd - March 27th
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