Educator Overview

Nominate your students for the NSLC.

Over 30 years ago, the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) was established to provide high school students with a space for academic and career exploration outside the normal classroom. Today, the NSLC hosts programs for grades 6-12 at top universities across North America, centering our curriculum around experiential learning and valuable leadership skills that can be applied to all areas of a student’s life.

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Nominate your students.

We recognize the significant role you play in helping your students select the best opportunities that prepare them for life beyond high school. With that in mind, we invite you to consider nominating your students for this summer’s National Student Leadership Conference.

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Nomination Details

NSLC strives to assemble a diverse student population and seeks students from across the globe who demonstrate excellent academic capability, extracurricular involvement, and strong leadership potential. Our organization also places a high value on community service and social responsibility.

Students leave our programs inspired and motivated to make confident decisions for their education. Each NSLC program is designed to fully immerse a student in their chosen field. While at the NSLC, they will:

  • Test drive a future career – simulations allow students to apply theory to practice as they experience a profession hands-on, gaining a true “day in the life” understanding of the field.
  • Develop critical leadership skills – all programs contain workshops exploring personality styles, group dynamics, and conflict resolution techniques.
  • Meet leading experts – speakers include distinguished professionals across the fields of business, medicine, government, engineering, journalism, criminal justice, and more.
  • Experience life on a college campus – students prepare for their next steps in life as they meet new peers from around the world and learn from an outstanding faculty of professors and leaders in the field.

We invite you to nominate students who:

  • hold a minimum “B” average
  • demonstrate leadership potential
  • are currently in 6th – 12th grades

Students in 6th-8th grades are eligible for our middle school programs.
Students in 9th-12th grades are eligible for our high school programs.

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Educator Scholarships

Nominated Student Grants

Educators and academic advisors are in the best position to give scholarships to students who require financial assistance. With this in mind, each year the NSLC grants $100,000 in scholarships for educators to distribute directly to their students.

Program Scholarships

Summer Program Scholarships

We understand that family circumstances may not enable all qualified students to attend our programs without financial assistance. Therefore, the National Student Leadership Foundation (NSLF) has designated yearly scholarship funds for students demonstrating financial need and academic merit.

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NSLC-NHS Partnership

Community Service Project Grants

We believe student leaders are powerful agents for change. That’s why we’re excited to announce the NSLC Community Service Grant, a special fund to provide students with seed money for service projects in their communities. Grants from the fund are available to NHS, NJHS, and National Student Council chapters.

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