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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Student Services, Undergraduate Colleges

Mission: The mission of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is honoring and inspiring academic excellence and engaged citizenship for a lifetime.

Programs: Membership - encourages learning opportunities through community service, web page orientations, brochures and participating in conferences.

scholarships - provide opportunities to apply for scholarships of various types.

public relations - support the awareness of the programs of the national society of collegiate scholars along with awareness of local chapters in their communities.

other program services include conventions, alumni services, partnerships, pace, communications, and recognition.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

According to their GuideStar program accomplishments listing and their IRS 990, only 3% of their nearly $8,000,000 budget goes to scholarships. 70% goes to salaries, office expenses and travel. They raise money from invited scholars to pay themselves to raise more money from invited scholars, etc., etc.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NSCS is an excellent honors and service org. They always are there helping in the community, and their members are always eager for the next service project. I am glad to be a part of this organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NSCS is a great non-profit organization. It allows driven students across the country live up to their full potential.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of NSCS for almost 4 years. This organization is everything I expected to be and more. I have been able to meet a lot of different individuals from diverse backgrounds and I have had unique opportunities to get involved in the surrounding communities. NSCS stresses service to all and is one of my favorite aspects of this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NSCS is an excellent honors organization dedicated to promoting scholarship in the early college years. The chapter support network and large number of scholarships truly help with adjustment to college academics/money issues.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NSCS as an honor society is a very well rounded organization. Not only does NSCS promote academic excellence by providing scholarships, they also encourage community service and integrity. All the NSCS staff have a sincere drive and passion for what they do, and they execute their tasks in a selfless way :) Working as an intern with NSCS, the staff were very welcoming and encouraging, and they taught me so much that I can actually use for the rest of my life :) Thank you NSCS

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NSCS main goal is to help its members and potential members with anything they might need during and even after their college experience. NSCS offers multiple opportunities for students both on the local (chapter level) and the national level. I think this is something that makes NSCS very unique. This organization gives you the opporutnity to interact with so many different networks. Everyone is so happy here at NSCS and that really makes a difference on how they perform their work, they are overally happy to help with anything you might need. I am excited now as an intern, knowing a lot more about the organization, to take advantage of all that NSCS is generously offering.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I did not know what to expect from an organization like NSCS. I hadn't ever been apart of an honor organization or recognized for my academic performance in school. So it was a bit of a shock when a prestigious society in invited me, an art student, to join. I guess one of the main reasons I joined was to get on the same level my intelligent friends in high school were on and scholarships. What I got was much much more. NSCS has recognized me for my talent and love for the cinema, and has gifted me with the opportunity to work in my field at such a young age. Also everyone I work with is so awesome and cooperative. The individuals I communicate with are very professional and charming. This is truly a loving organization. I didn't just get hired, I joined a family. A good kind of family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NSCS is one of the few honor societies that makes it a point to off true life time membership. Even as an alumni I can be as engaged as I want to be. NSCS has made me a better thought leader and mentor.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is one of those rare honor societies that represents more than just good grades, mandatory meetings, and stuffy procedures. Though national, NSCS makes you feel like you're part of a family, and in the large, anonymous world of college, that means a lot. You learn so much about yourself, you grow personally and professionally, and you meet people who will become part of your life forever.

Previous Stories
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined NSCS because I was looking for a way to get more out of my university experience. I didn't really know what to expect, it is, after all, an honor society, right? What could that entail? Some workshops that offer advice on being highly effective, a speaker or two on how important education is? After joining, though, I discovered just how unique, how valuable, and even how fun this organization actually is. I've learned so much in my capacity as a Chapter President, and as a member of its National Leadership Committee, and I've made friends that I know will last a lifetime. How many organizations promise personal growth on every conceivable level, and actually deliver? Just one. NSCS.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Students frequently ask me why I joined NSCS, and my answer surprises them every single time: I joined because I wanted to make friends with people as nerdy as I am. The scholarships, the discounts--those are all just an icing on the cake. I joined because, for me, it was a fun, productive thing to do. One year later and I've become a published writer, a blogger, and I've been interviewed and featured on Fox News TV, Scholar Ready, and HCCTV (to name a few!). But I didn't make it here alone--the same friends I sought and made at NSCS are the exact same ones who have inspired me and helped me become the person I am today. One of my goals as a member of the National Leadership Council is to spread the word about how NSCS does more than just add another line to your resume. Join, and don't forget to enjoy being a part of this amazing team when you do.

Board Member

Rating: 5

NSCS is the BEST non-profit organization! I have made so many life long memories with this organization that have shaped me into the scholar/leader I am today. The scholarships I have won, the volunteer hours I have achieved, and the friends I have made are all due to my membership with NSCS. Steve Loflin is a very caring CEO/President who takes the time to reach out to all of the individual chapters on the various local levels to a point where every memeber has the opportunity to speak with him personally if they so desire. The managers/office employees dedicate countless hours to ensure that NSCS students across America reach their fullest potential while learning valuable life lessons along the way. When you are in search of a non-profit that encourages strong academic performance, community engagement, and lifelong integrity, then you need to look no further than the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. This organization far exceeds any of its competitors in all three of these areas, and for this reason, I believe NSCS is not just a great/top non-profit, but it is indeed a life changing non-profit!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had a positive experience with NSCS since the day of my induction 11 years ago. NSCS has provided an encouraging and supportive environment for me to grow as a scholar, professional, and leader; become an active member of my community; and network with some amazing people. NSCS is far more than just an honor society - it is a great nonprofit, dedicated to helping individuals succeed and realize their potential!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with NSCS has been nothing but positive. joined as a sophomore in college and NSCS was the first organization I ever joined. I immediately took on leadership positions (a step FAR out of my comfort zone) and became hooked. I am now involved in many organizations and it is all because of the doors NSCS opened for me. Of course I could talk all about the scholarships that NSCS offers, or the friends you will make, but to be completely honest it is the things that I have learned about myself through NSCS that I cherish the most. Before joining I was shy and uncomfortable taking on responsibility, but now I am confident in my academic career and my life choices. I have learned how to lead. I have learned how to speak in front of rooms full of people. I have learned punctuality and professionalism. I have learned that if an opportunity comes your way and you are interested in it you should take it. I have learned that trying new things can lead you down a wonderful and unexpected path. I have learned that my time in college is just the beginning of being involved in my community. I have learned that I can make a difference. NSCS is at the root of this all, and the organization is full of amazing people who care about your experience. I am beyond satisfied with my membership experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NSCS is a great organization that helps build leadership and personal growth not only during the undergraduate years but also as an alum. I've been a member of NSCS for four years and I have been able to help my community while embracing the organization's mission. It has also help build the foundations for leadership roles not only in the organization but also at the national level and with many of its partners. The organization constantly remains active with its members and makes sure to engage them in every possible way. NSCS provides amazing opportunities to grow not only personally but also professionally. It also encourages to get involved in the community and staying active; service is a great part of the organization and one of my favorites.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a member of NSCS for almost 15 years. During this time, I've connected with the organization in multiple capacities, all of which have resulted in me being more equipped as a leader, servicing the greater community with integrity and making life-long friends. NSCS is more then just a honor society, it is a group of individuals truly invested in a common vision to not only reach but excel in their life-calling.- C. Ginyard

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic honor society that has far exceeded my expectations. I joined just wanting to get involved on campus and to have an honor society on my resume, but I have done far more than just that over my last two years of involvement. NSCS is a great place to meet people that aren't in your own college, to learn new leadership skills and participate in your community through service projects. NSCS is an outstanding organization where being good is never enough, they are always striving to better the society.

Board Member

Rating: 5

To start, Nscs is an organization with High integrity and truth is what they are. In my experience with Nscs, I have received funds of over a 1000$ for school tuition. When they say they are giving money away to student , they mean it! I won an iPad from a Facebook contest that they did. Also, NSCS is not just another traditional honor society but its one that stays with the status quote! They meet the needs of our communities in universities by partnering with the most effective partners. I personally can say that because of NSCS and Geico partnership, I am saving 40% of what I use to save for my car insurance! This is how great they are I meeting the needs of society. Nscs has provided the way for me to build my leadership foundation! there is no other organization that has provided the tool for leadership role that i have gained. Only nscs! And finally, I am so proud to be a member of this organization because it aligns with my moral values. Nscs is the fabric of who I am!

Kirsti W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about how amazing this organization is! I have been involved with NSCS since the second semester of my freshman year in college. At the first meeting I ever attended, I ran for the Secretary/Treasurer position and won! The next year, I served my chapter as the Chapter President, and this year, I have the honor of being one of eight in the country to represent NSCS through my service on the National Leadership Council (NLC). Through serving on the NLC, i am a part of an advisory board that works to engage members and better the NSCS experience of all members in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. This organization has truly changed my life by shaping me into the leader I now am. I have volunteered countless hours, planned events to help better my community, and learned important life skills through my experience of being an officer and member of NSCS. I feel better prepared to serve as a leader in my community and command my own classroom upon graduation through my involvement with this incredible, life-changing organization.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars has exceeded all of my expectations, in terms of what I was looking for in a college campus honor society. This honor society is unlike others, in that the benefits that members can receive range from service opportunities to opportunities abroad. I have been actively involved since joining my freshmen year and over the past three years I've served as secretary, treasurer, and now, president at my chapter (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). I am also on the NSCS National Leadership Council (NLC) that serves as an advisory board and liaison between chapters and the national headquarters. What I love about NSCS is not only the amazing support we have from the national office in Washington D.C. that overlooks all NSCS chapters, but also the feeling that it gives me of accomplishment, recognition, and leadership. I would recommend this honor society to anyone and everyone that I know. It truly is one of the best that serves and recognizes the brightest.