National Society for High School Scholars Legit or Fraud?
First of all, saying that 1750 or higher score isn't selective shows more than a bit of elitism. Some very smart students score in that range... maybe their parents didn't tutor them to death or pay for lots of SAT prep classes? And not everyone tests the same.
Secondly, saying that $1500 doesn't make a dent in the cost of college education also surprises me. No, it's not a full scholarship to Harvard, but when added to other smaller scholarships, or when applied to a less expensive school, it would make a difference.
Thirdly, go to the website to investigate: there are apparently some full scholarships to Cambridge University summer study in England and other cool looking opportunities.
Direct experience: my NY friend said yes, join, as this organization was very good to both her sons. OK, they are prodigies who started international foundations... but still. And a local, but very young, private school apparently takes the other view of them-- not worth it. I am in the process of soliciting opinions from various counselors and will report back.
I hope that smart, creative non-prodigies have a crack at some of that scholarship money!