FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION

FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION

Application Tips

What are some application tips?

Start Early

A great scholarship essay is not written overnight! Start early and allow time to work on your responses.

Proofread, Proofread, Proofread

You want your scholarship essay to stand out for its great content, not the grammatical errors. Ask a parent, friend, or professor to proofread your application before submitting.

Personalize the Response

Don’t make your essay a resume. Use the opportunity to share something about who you are, which is far more memorable.

Build on your Accomplishments

Remember that you are competing against a similar pool of applicants. Use the essay question as a way to prove to the scholarship committee that you are the worthiest applicant for the award.

How will I know if I’m selected as a recipient?

All applicants, recipients and non-recipients, will be notified of their status within 8 weeks of the closing date.

When do scholarships open? Close?

NSCS scholarships open throughout the year, so make sure to check the scholarship page often, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, too! Generally our scholarships are open for two months, but don’t wait until the last minute to apply!

What are the eligibility requirements to apply?

We have two main eligibility requirements for our scholarships:

  1. You must be an NSCS member (current or alumni)
  2. You must have at least a 3.4 GPA (if undergrad)
How do I apply for scholarships?
  1. It’s simple! Log in to the member portal at https://my.nscs.org/ using your username and password.
  2. After you log in, click the Scholarships tab.  Find your scholarship — and note the deadline!
  3. Submit your application online.
  4. If this is the first time applying for an NSCS scholarship, you will need to fill out the General Application first

Application Tips

What are some application tips?
Start Early

 

A great scholarship essay is not written overnight! Start early and allow time to submit additional documentation like letters of recommendation.

Proofread, Proofread, Proofread

You want your scholarship essay to stand out for its great content, not the grammatical errors. Ask a parent, friend, or professor to proofread your application before submitting it.

Personalize the Response

Don’t make your essay a resume. Use the opportunity to share something about who you are, which is far more memorable.

Build on your Accomplishments

Remember that you are competing a similar pool of applicants. Use the essay question as a way to prove to the scholarship committee that you are the worthiest applicant for the award.

How will I know if I’m selected as a recipient?

All applicants, recipients and non-recipients, will be notified of their status within 8 weeks of the closing date.

When do scholarships open? Close?

We are constantly adding new scholarships, so make sure to check the scholarship page often, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, too! Generally our scholarships are open for two months, but don’t wait until the last minute to apply!

What are the eligibility requirements to apply?

We have three main eligibility requirements for our scholarships:

  1. You must be an NSCS member (current or alumni)
  2. You must have at least a 3.4 GPA (if undergrad)
  3. You must complete/update your Member Profile. Go to My Profile to update yours.
How do I apply for scholarships?
  1. It’s simple! Log in to the member portal at https://my.nscs.org/. Your username is usually your email address. If you don’t know your password, use the reset password link.
  2. After you log in, click the Scholarships tab.
  3. Find your scholarship — and note the deadline!
  4. Submit your application online.
  5. An updated Member Profile is one of the scholarship requirements. Go to My Profile to update yours.

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Connect with other high-achieving students for leadership, service and scholarship opportunities.

Contact Us

The NSCS national office:
2000 M Street NW Suite 600
Washington DC 20036

Email: nscs@nscs.org

Phone: 202.265.9000