Programs & Activities

Awards & Scholarships

It's never too early to apply!

NASC member schools are eligible to participate in the awards and recognition program sponsored each year in conjunction with the senior high State Convention. Award nominations/forms must be received by the Executive Director no later than October 1st of each year.

Mike Musil
NASC Co-Executive Director
5801 North 33rd St
Lincoln, NE 68504

mmusil@lps.org

State Awards

Only 8 (one per district) can become All-State Student Council members, one of whom will receive the Ron Joekel Scholarship.
  • This award is given to a senior student in each NASC district that has exhibited outstanding leadership in their student council and has been an active participant in NASC at the district and state level. The winners for each district are selected by a committee consisting of the district advisor and at least 2 other advisors from that district. These ALL STATE winners are honored at the NASC State Convention. One of the 8 district winners is selected by the NASC Executive Director and at least 2 other faculty members of the NASC Board of Directors to be given the $500 Ron Joekel Scholarship and a plaque. This scholarship winner will be announced at the State Convention.

  • This award recognizes outstanding student council sponsors as they complete their years of service. Nominees must have served at least 10 years as a sponsor at an NASC member school and be retiring or stepping down as student council sponsor.

  • This self-evaluation award recognizes councils that have well-rounded programs, are active on the local, state, and national levels, and have done an exemplary job in their schools. Any high school student council that is a member of NASC may complete and submit an OUTSTANDING STUDENT COUNCIL report to the NASC Executive Board. In order to receive gold recognition, a school must earn 600 points or above, silver recognition 500 – 599, and bronze recognition 400 – 499. Schools will be awarded an engraved plaque at the State Convention.



  • This award recognizes a principal who is supportive of student leadership. It is presented to the recognized winner each year at State Convention.

  • This award, named for the founder of the National Association of Student Councils, is given each year to an outstanding active advisor in honor of his or her service. The state winner advances to Region V competition and is honored by the Division of Student Activities each year at the NASC National Conference.


National Awards

  • The NASC National Council of Excellence Award provides national recognition for middle school student councils that consistently provide quality leadership activities and service to their schools and communities. This link will take you to the National Association's Council of Excellence Award web page.

  • Take your leadership to the next level as you work to earn national recognition as an NASC Certified Student Leader (CSL). The CSL award is a program set up by the National Association of Student Councils to recognize individual leaders and provide a record of your leadership for college applications.