Texas Woman’s University is affiliated with a wide array of prestigious national honorary organizations. One such honor society is The National Society of Collegiate Scholars or NSCS.
NSCS is an honors organization that serves to recognize students at the undergraduate level who have high achievements. The organization gives its members more than $1 million annually in the form of chapter funds, awards and scholarships. In addition, NSCS provides a number of leadership and service opportunities as well as career and graduate school connections.
The honor society is a nonprofit organization that was founded atThe George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1994. It is also a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and has chapters all across the country in over 330 campuses, including TWU.
NSCS is considered to be a legitimate society, and not one of the many “scam” societies that exist. It is accredited with the Association of College Honor Societies, the nation’s one and only agency that is certified for college and university honor societies.
A prominent component of the organization is the scholarships that NSCS awards their distinctively successful members. NSCS disperses scholarships on the basis of three major pillars that the organization was founded on: academics, leadership and service.
One such scholarship recipient is 20-year-old TWU student Brittany Seely. Seely is a psychology major from Arlington, Texas and qualified to be on TWU’s Dean’s List for fall 2018.
To apply for the scholarship, Seely took a few simple steps.
“I attended the Induction Ceremony, which is what made me qualified to apply for the scholarship,” said Seely. “I wrote a paper for my application talking about what I liked about the ceremony, what I would like to see at the ceremony and how I plan to get involved in NSCS.”
To be eligible and receive this scholarship, Seely had to be a member of TWU’s chapter of NSCS. Seely also had to achieve a grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale and be in the top 20 percent of her class. Finally, Seely had to be enrolled as a first- or second-year undergraduate student.
Because of the nature of NSCS, if Seely maintains these requirements and pays the one-time membership fee of $95, she will be a lifetime member.
To learn more about NSCS and how to be a member and receive the benefits of the honor society, visit The National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ website at https://nscs.org for more information.