Esse Quam Videri To be, rather than to seem
N.H.M.S.S. is in the process of changing its name to "International Distinguished Scholars" and will be moving to the new domain of idshonorsociety.org soon.
Further updates to follow.
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Who We Are

NHMSS is an academic honors society dedicated to recognizing, rewarding, and honoring students from all academic disciplines, open to high school, undergraduate, graduate, professional, full-time and part-time students as long as they possess the appropriate qualities that the Society strives to uphold. The Society provides academic and career benefits, leadership and service experiences, access to discounts and savings, as well as scholarship opportunities. Learn more »
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Scholarships

NHMSS believes in rewarding its members for their academic, service and leadership excellence. To do so, scholarships are granted to qualified achievers who have demonstrated a high commitment to the standards set by the Society’s constituents. Learn more »
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Academic Recognition

If admitted into NHMSS, you will receive recognition for academic excellence by one of the nation’s most respected Scholars’ Honor Societies. Membership serves as a testament to academic performance and is therefore respected by school admission committees and employers alike. Learn more »
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Partners

NHMSS proudly partners with educational and career organizations, as well as corporations that provide resources, assistance, and programs to our members. These partnerships are a key member benefit that provides access to a wealth of information, discounts and opportunities. Learn more »

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Member Benefits

  • Academic Recognition
    If admitted into NHMSS, you will receive recognition for academic excellence by one of the nation’s most respected Scholars’ Honor Societies. Membership serves as a testament to academic performance and is therefore respected by school admission committees and employers alike. Learn more »
  • Scholarships
    NHMSS believes in rewarding its members for their academic, service and leadership excellence. To do so, scholarships are granted to qualified achievers who have demonstrated a high commitment to the standards set by the Society’s constituents. Learn more »
  • Résumé Review
    NHMSS members have the opportunity to utilize our Résumé Review Service at no cost. One of our professional résumé writers will assist members in creating and editing a first-rate professional résumé. This is a lifetime benefit that assists members and alumni with creating an effective, professional résumé. Learn more »
  • Résumé Building
    Members have the privilege of listing NHMSS membership on college applications, résumés, professional credentials and curriculum vitae. Having an honor society listed on your résumé provides a tangible sign of your academic success. Learn more »
  • Partners
    NHMSS proudly partners with educational and career organizations, as well as corporations that provide resources, assistance, and programs to our members. These partnerships are a key member benefit that provides access to a wealth of information, discounts and opportunities. Learn more »
  • Discounts
    Membership in NHMSS provides members with over $2,000 worth of discounts on various programs, services, products and opportunities offered by our partners. NHMSS members and their families are all entitled to these exclusive savings. Learn more »
  • School Resources
    NHMSS prides itself in providing benefits that will offer members and their families the resources they need to successfully prepare and assist students in their academic endeavors. Learn more »
  • Career Resources
    NHMSS firmly believes that its members should have access to the best career resources available. With this in mind, NHMSS has formed partnerships with elite career advisors, counselors, internship providers and other resources in order to successfully prepare and assist members in their careers. Learn more »

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N.H.M.S.S. is not affiliated with National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which exclusively owns the registered service marks Merit Scholar®, Merit Scholarship®, and National Merit®.