Notorious RBG Women of Tomorrow Scholarships

August 01, 2024

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, or “Notorious RBG” as she has been coined by Shana Knizhnik, was an American icon of epic proportions. As remembered by the American Bar Association, “It is undeniable that the late Justice Ginsburg transformed the legal profession, the Supreme Court, and the fabric of American society through her tireless advocacy for gender equity. She was a brilliant legal scholar who left a mark on American jurisprudence both in her role on the Court and as an advocate.” NSHSS hopes to honor the blazing legacy of “Notorious RBG” by awarding ten (10) applicants with $1,000 each for their efforts to embody the spirit of RBG within their own communities.

As an organization, NSHSS is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating students who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills through their commitment to serving their communities. Whether it’s through volunteering at local organizations, leading initiatives, advocating for positive change, these students exemplify a dedication to making a difference.

How to Apply


Rising high school students graduating in 2025, 2026, 2027, or 2028 and recently graduated 2024 seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher (female-identified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. However, applicants of any gender are eligible!)

  • Educator recommendation
  • Prompt response of 500-800 words to the following question:
    • Ruth Bader Ginsberg stated, “As women achieve power, the barriers will fall. As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we’ll all be better off for it… As we connect and collaborate, give and take, we are evolving, emerging stronger and more capable.” Please give one example of how you embody the spirit of RBG to be notorious for your power in your community.
  • Pictures/videos/media showing your leadership in action
  • Color headshot suitable for website posting
  • Academic resume
  • Current Transcript (can be official or unofficial)

Application Opens: March 11, 2024
Closing Date: September 5, 2024 by 11:59PM (EST)

Female-identified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. However, applicants of any gender are eligible.