About NSCS

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving students. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities, and gives out more than $500,000 annually in scholarships, awards, and chapter funds.

Our Members

NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership, and service, and as a result, they are impacting their campus and local communities every day.

NSCS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1994 on the campus of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is a recognized organization at nearly 300 campuses across the country.

Scholar Benefits

NSCS is proud to provide our members with educational opportunities and outstanding member benefits.

NSCS isn’t just a membership. It’s access to a network of over 1 million members.
It’s access to opening doors to opportunity. What door will NSCS open for you?

A Conversation
With Prominent NSCS Members

Meet some of our most outstanding NSCS members as they share their unique stories and experiences since they joined The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

See more Scholar Reviews.

Honorary Members

Meet our most distinguished NSCS Members. The Distinguished Honorary Membership is awarded to those who have made unique and influential contributions to NSCS or their campus & local communities.

“Thousands of people nationwide are going to graduate with your exact same major and GPA and I honestly believe that being involved in NSCS is the best way to distinguish yourself. Unlike some other honor societies, NSCS is about creating leaders, not just inducting members.”
Jullien Gordon,

University of California, Los Angeles

“Students get so overwhelmed so easily with the scholarship process. It’s a very daunting process. NSCS is different. They offer scholarships for members only, and they offer multiple winners for each scholarship.”
Lauren Tan,

Loyola University Chicago

Active Minds & NSCS

NSCS is proud to partner with Active Minds, the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others, encourage help-seeking, and prevent suicide. See how NSCS and Active Minds have come together to change the conversation around mental health.


Want to get the most out of college? Want career advice? Are you looking for ways to connect with your peers or to get involved in service projects? We are here to help. Meet the staff of NSCS.

Ready to Join?

Head over to https://join.nscs.org where you can enter an invitation code you may have received or nominate yourself for membership. Or if you need more information, you can sign up to receive emails with details on why joining NSCS is the right move for you.