Common Questions Asked
How to Apply / Requirements
How do I apply for NSCS scholarships?
Members can apply for our exclusive scholarships on our Scholarship Portal. Details on how to apply will be emailed to members when you join NSCS.
Does NSCS guarantee its members a scholarship?
NSCS does not guarantee every member a scholarship. NSCS provides access for those who wish to participate in applying for scholarships; however, NSCS does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship.
How will I know if I’m selected as a recipient?
All applicants and recipients will be notified of their status within eight-ten weeks after the closing date of the scholarship they applied for. Traditionally, these individuals will be notified via the email address they applied for that scholarship. Applicants can also monitor their application status directly on our Scholarship Portal.
When do scholarships open? Close?
NSCS scholarships are open throughout the academic year, so make sure to check our Scholarship Portal for the latest updates. 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 with a Classic or Premium membership
2. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA (if you are a current undergraduate member)
**Our partner-funded scholarships, may have additional requirements for their scholarships. You will be able to read about those requirements on our Scholarship Portal.
1. Start Early
A great scholarship essay is not written overnight! Start early and allow time to work on your responses.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Build on your Accomplishments
Remember that you are competing against a similar pool of applicants. Use the essay question to prove to the scholarship committee that you are the worthiest applicant for the award.