Further Your Education


NSCS offers 26 different national scholarship opportunities throughout the spring, summer, and fall, and each chapter also offers additional opportunities. NSCS also offers exclusive opportunities through our study abroad and internship partners, including Semester at Sea, International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP), and Absolute Internship. NSCS has scholarships available for our online, community college, and alumni members, and international students are eligible to apply as well.


NSCS scholarships are member-exclusive, merit-based awards. Applicants must have a 3.4 GPA to be considered. Scholarship recipients are selected based on their commitment to academics, leadership, and service. Our scholarships are not limited to any specific field or career objective and may be used to pursue any academic discipline.


Contact: Jen Castillo, Senior Manager, Scholarships

NSCS Scholarships & Awards

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Active Minds Mental Health Advocate Award

In partnership with Active Minds, NSCS will award (1) $2,750 scholarship to an NSCS member this summer. Active Minds is the nation’s premiere nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students. NSCS and Active Minds encourages our applicants to promote mental wellness, combat mental health stigma, and organize mental health programs and advocacy efforts on their campus.

Scholarship Closes: 7/31/19

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NSCS New Member Award

Each year NSCS awards (50) $1,000 scholarships to outstanding new members across the country to help defray the cost of tuition expenses.

Scholarship Closes:  8/1/19

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George Washington University and NSCS Transfer Scholarship

George Washington University has partnered with NSCS to provide $20,000 over two years to outstanding community college members who transfer from an NSCS community college to GWU. Members must be accepted and enrolled for fall. Some specific degree programs may not be eligible for this scholarship.

Email: castillo@nscs.org

Princeton Review Scholarships

NSCS has partnered with The Princeton Review to offer NSCS members exclusive course scholarships.

Deadline: Ongoing

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Sage Corps Intern Abroad Scholarship

Sage Corps is a global entrepreneurship program that sends top college students to intern abroad with global startups for a semester or summer. The program targets hustlers, hackers, and go-getters who aren’t afraid to get their (metaphorical) hands dirty and push their professional and personal limits. Sage Corps fellows complete meaningful, full-time internships at startup companies while living in one of 13 international program cities with a cohort of their peers. The program also includes housing, medical insurance, an online curriculum, and weekly professional event programming in-country. NSCS is offering individual scholarships of $1,000 for the 12-week fall and spring semester programs, $350 for the 2-week Start! Program in December/January and $650 for the summer 2019 program.

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Community College Transition Award

NSCS awards $10,000 in scholarships to outstanding community college students who are transferring into a 4-year institution.

Scholarship Closes: 6/20/19

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Debt Reduction Award

With two-thirds of college seniors graduating with student loan debt, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is proud to​ provide ​(4) $2,500 awards to recent NSCS graduates and alumni who are carrying on the mission of the organization!

Scholarship Closes:  6/20/2019

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Class of 2019 Senior Award

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars created the Class of 2019 Senior Award to congratulate and recognize graduating seniors for their contribution to NSCS. Graduation marks the end of their NSCS membership on campus. However, it also reminds the graduating seniors of the on-going networks and opportunities that NSCS provides as a lifetime member.

NSCS will award (10) $1,000 professional development awards to graduating seniors.

Scholarship Closes:  7/5/2019

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NSCS has partnered with GEICO to award $25,000 in scholarships to talented, motivated NSCS members.

Scholarship Closes 6/20/2019

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Scholar Abroad Fall Scholarship

Offers scholarship funding to help expand our members’ international and cultural knowledge. Two (2) $2,500 scholarships are awarded to members studying abroad during the fall term.

Scholarship Closes: 7/5/19

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The Brandon Huseman Legacy Award for Founding Officers

NSCS is proud to announce the Brandon Huseman Legacy Award for Founding Officers. NSCS will award (2) $2,500 scholarships to founding officers who through hard work, dedication and service have furthered the NSCS mission by starting a chapter at his or her school.

Brandon Huseman embodied everything we strive for at NSCS. He served as an active member of the Purdue University chapter, the National Leadership Council and his community while working very hard to pursue his engineering degree. Brandon left a legacy of service and achievement which motivates us all to do the same as NSCS members.

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Summer Scholar Award

The classroom is not your ideal summer destination, but enrolling in summer classes can help you get ahead academically and financially.  NSCS is offering the Summer Scholar Award to assist students with tuition expenses.  One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded for summer 2019.

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Jim Duncan Award for Perseverance

A scholarship for a member who has triumphed over adversity, this award is in recognition of James C. Duncan, an NSCS member and former employee.

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The NSCS Award for Education Excellence

NSCS will award $5,000 in scholarships to members who are education majors and/or are involved in mentoring youth.

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Induction Recognition Award-Spring

In our continuous commitment to reward students who exemplify leadership and excellence through their academic achievement, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is proud to offer the Induction Recognition Award for new NSCS members who are planning to be active participants in their chapters.

Students will answer questions describing how their NSCS chapter can be more effective on campus, and help contribute to the college experience of NSCS members.

You must attend your Induction Ceremony to be eligible to apply for this award.

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NLC Award

The National Leadership Council (NLC) is a NSCS student advisory board comprised of NSCS members who are chosen based on their dedication, service, and commitment to NSCS. Leadership, academic excellence, and community involvement are other strong traits that each NLC member must exhibit and continue to demonstrate throughout their term.

Each year, the NLC creates a scholarship to honor members who share that same commitment and passion. One $2,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.  Traditional essay submissions, creative video submissions such as: video narrated PowerPoint, or photo essay formats will be accepted.

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Summer Internship Award

 In today’s competitive world, an internship is a requirement to secure jobs at the best companies. NSCS will be awarding a $2,500 scholarship to an NSCS member who has secured an internship for the summer of 2019.  The award will help to offset expenses incurred during the internship.

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Semester at Sea Fall Award

NSCS offers $35,000 in scholarships for students who take the fall voyage aboard Semester at Sea.

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GEICO Graduate Award

Alumni Eligible

In partnership with GEICO, NSCS will be awarding five (5) $5,000 Graduate School Scholarships to deserving, talented, and motivated NSCS members who have been accepted into a graduate program or are already in a graduate studies program. Graduate studies include programs awarding masters, doctoral, and professional level degrees pursued after completing an undergraduate program.

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NSCS-Absolute Internship Scholarship

Absolute Internship is an exclusive partner to The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and is an award-winning organization that helps place college students with great internship opportunities in exciting cities such as Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Shanghai, and Singapore. You can choose to intern in Business, Engineering, Fashion, Marketing, Non-Profits, Public Relations, or any other industry. Absolute Internship has connections with over 600 companies around the world. As part of the program you’re not only guaranteed an internship, but you live with other college students from all around the world and benefit from housing, visa processing, transport, and other fun things while you’re building your resume and seeing the world.

Absolute Internship is offering two NSCS members a $1,500 scholarship to be used for Summer 2019.

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Online Scholar Award

Each year, NSCS awards two $2,000 scholarships to outstanding NSCS members who attend one of our online universities. Applicants are selected based on how they show commitment and passion to leadership, academic excellence and community involvement.

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Board of Directors Award

The NSCS Board of Directors has created and funded the Board of Directors Award to recognize outstanding NSCS members who have distinguished themselves through involvement, enthusiasm and support for NSCS.

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The Amy Shopkorn Student Affairs Award

Alumni Eligible

The student experience on-campus is essential to the success and impact of the overall collegiate experience at an institution. The Amy Shopkorn Student Affairs Award was created in honor of NSCS former employee Amy Shopkorn.

Amy has created a positive impact on campus life as a collegian and in her professional career; to honor her dedication and passion for higher education NSCS will grant five (5) $1,000 awards to NSCS members who are planning to/or currently pursuing a graduate degree in student affairs.

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NSCS-Hult Scholarship

Alumni Eligible

As an NSCS member, we recognize that you’re the type of person who strives to continuously improve and excel in your career.  For this reason, we want to make sure you’re aware of the exclusive NSCS-Hult Scholarship of $7,500 available just for NSCS members.

Hult is known as the global business school for the next generation of leaders.  Their Global One-Year MBA & Masters degree programs allow students to study at up to 3 of their campuses across the globe during the accelerated, one-year graduate program.

The scholarship is only available for Hult graduate (Masters & MBA) programs.

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Semester at Sea Spring Award

For over 50 years, the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) has offered students a unique view of the world aboard a floating university. This is a once in a lifetime educational opportunity where you will develop an appreciation of cultural diversity. NSCS is proud to partner with ISE to offer $60,000 in scholarships throughout the year.

For the Spring Semester Voyage, two NSCS members will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and three NSCS members will be awarded a $5,000 towards their Semester at Sea tuition.

Scholarship Eligibility
– Must be an NSCS Member
– Must plan to participate in the Spring Semester at Sea voyage

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Scholar Abroad Spring Scholarship

Studying abroad has become more than just a way to learn a language. Modern studies suggest college students need more international and cultural knowledge to successfully adapt to society post-college: having an international background is an important tool socially, professionally and educationally. NSCS offers scholarship funding to help expand our members’ horizons.

Two (2) $2,500 scholarships are awarded to members studying abroad during the spring semester or summer.

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First in the Family Scholarship

NSCS is committed to supporting you on your journey to be the first in your family to complete your college degree.

Through the First in the Family Scholarship, NSCS will award outstanding First-Generation students with $5,000 scholarships to help with tuition needs.

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Inspire Integrity Award

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Inspire Integrity Awards are the only national student-nominated faculty and administration awards program. These awards are presented to full-time university faculty and administration who have, through their lessons and actions, made a significant impact on the lives of their students and instilled a high degree of personal and academic integrity. If your nominee is selected, you will receive a scholarship as well.

Make a difference on your campus by nominating a faculty or administration member who has inspired integrity in you and your classmates!

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Engaging Race Award

A great idea can come from anyone. But do you have what it takes to make your idea happen? Are you ready for some friendly competition? Apply for The Engaging Race!

NSCS members can compete for scholarships to help make a difference through their own original service initiative. NSCS will select the top five applicants to fund their initiatives. Here’s your chance to compete and prove your idea is better than the rest! If your idea is selected, you will receive $1,000 scholarship and another $1,000 in funding to take your service initiative to the next level!

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