What is NSCS?



The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is not your average honor society. Sure, you’re invited based on academics (you must have a GPA of 3.4 or above and rank in the top 20 percent of your class).

But more than that, it’s a growth opportunity, leadership training ground, and lifelong resource.

Students who join meet people on campus and at other schools they might not have otherwise – people who become friends, long-term supporters, and future colleagues.

Students who join get the tools and encouragement they need to take part in transforming the on-campus and community-wide issues that mean the most to them.

Students who join find they have a wealth of resources to help with their futures: NSCS-only scholarships; leadership training; a network of alumni who can advise on grad school, internships, and careers; job leads and resources; and travel opportunities.


The University of Mary Washington chapter of NSCS has meetings once a month, on average. If you receive an invitation to join, you are heavily encouraged to become an active member. In the past, NSCS has volunteered with the Fredericksburg Boys and Girls Club, Hope House, Friends of the Rappahanock, and the Fredericksburg Food Bank.

Joing NSCS also has several specific advantages for UMW students. Members have received scholarships and other awards from NSCS and graduating members of NSCS have the distinct honor of wearing cords at commencement.

More information about NSCS is available on the NSCS national website.

If you have questions, feel free to contact one of the officers or our advisor, Dr. Tuttle.

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