The National Student Leadership Foundation makes every effort to assist students and their families with gathering funds for their NSLC program. To this end, the NSLF offers multiple Scholarships and a comprehensive Community Fundraising Guide.
$100,000 in Educator-distributed scholarships
Our best students are those selected and nominated by educators. We recognize that you are in the best position to identify those students who demonstrate academic excellence, extracurricular involvement, and place a high value on community service and social responsibility.
Recognizing that educators and academic advisers are in the best position to grant scholarships to students that need financial assistance, each year the NSLC grants 100 educators a $1000 scholarship to distribute to their students.
As our way of saying thank you for your commitment to your school and your students, we have instituted the scholarship awards program. When you recognize outstanding students by nominating through our website or mail, we will enter your name to win a $1,000 scholarship award. You must use your NSLC ID (which can be found on any mailers you receive from us) to be eligible. Although there is no minimum or maximum nomination requirement, the great majority recognize between 10 and 20 students from their school.
Awards will enable 100 educators to defer the cost of this outstanding leadership program for students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend. Winners may distribute the award in increments of no less than $200. Distribution may be made at the discretion of the counselor, principal, or educator who receives the award.
Winners will be selected by the National Student Leadership Foundation and announced by March 1, 2012.
The NSLC understands that family circumstances may not enable all qualified students to attend the NSLC without financial assistance. Therefore, the National Student Leadership Foundation (NSLF) has designated scholarship funds to be distributed to students who may need additional assistance to attend the NSLC.
Students applying for a NSLF Scholarship will need to present the NSLF Scholarship Committee with a detailed description of their family’s current financial situation, including a copy of their parent or guardian’s latest tax forms and an explanation of any special circumstances.
While the NSLF would like to meet the financial needs of all students, the large volume of scholarship applicants combined with limited funding, means that not all applicants will receive scholarships. The Foundation has created a comprehensive Guide to Community Fundraising which has helped make the NSLC an affordable experience for all applicants.
This guide contains suggestions that have been used successfully by past NSLC students to raise funds while also forging relationships with leaders in their community. Students and their parents may also contact the NSLC Enrollment Office for additional assistance in creating their own community fundraising plan.