Claes Nobel, the most senior member of the Nobel Prize family is to award a National Scholar Award college scholarship to Kimberly Brinker, a Kansas high school student.
At tomorrow’s special award ceremony, in the U.S. Dirksen Senate Building in Washington, D.C., Mr. Nobel will present scholarships as well as address The National Society of High School Scholars members.
The The National Society of High School Scholars organization (NSHSS) is to honor outstanding students and educators during the program at the Dirksen building.
NSHSS selects scholarship recipients based on their excellence in academics, leadership and community service.
Kimberly Brinker is a senior at Lakeside High School, Kansas. NSHSS selected her from a list of more than 10,000 applicants. In the Fall, she attends Kansas State University. Mr. Nobel noted that Kimberly is an outstanding student.
“I am deeply honored to recognize Kimberly as one of our most outstanding students. I am confident that this young scholar will someday have a major impact on our global landscape.” – Claes Nobel
The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes and encourages academic excellence in exceptional high school students. In the past four years, the society has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships to student members. Those students now attend universities across the USA, including Brown, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.
The Nobel family established the Nobel Prizes in 1901 to reward and encourage outstanding contributions to peace, literature, medicine, chemistry and physics. In 2002, Claes Nobel founded The National Society of High School Scholars. Mr. Nobel says he wanted to continue his family legacy by encouraging young people to reach their full potential and make a real difference for mankind.
There are already more than 200,000 members of The National Society of High School Scholars. They represent 15,000 high schools in 19 countries.
NHSS issued a press release for the occasion.