The National Society of Collegiate Scholars has awarded the annual Star Status Awards to high-achieving chapters from around the country. The Star Status Program at NSCS is a reward system for chapters that are highly engaged. Every year, NSCS chapter officers develop programs and events to boost engagement on their campuses. Congratulations to all of our deserving chapters! (more…)

The S2 Challenge is a summerlong program that takes place every year from June-August. There are two parts of the S2 Challenge: weekly Facebook challenge questions and an essay for one (1) $2,500 scholarship.

  1. Each week of the program will feature a different challenge question on Facebook for you to answer. To be eligible for the weekly prize, all answers must be submitted before Friday at 11:59 PM Eastern Time in the question post on Facebook. On the following Tuesday after the question is closed, we will announce the winner for the previous week’s challenge. The challenge questions do not expire, so if you are a new member that joins NSCS in the summer, you can still complete past challenge questions to assist in writing your final essay but you will not be eligible for that week’s prize.
  2. There will be one (1) $2,500 scholarship awarded at the end of the summer. You have all summer to craft your response. The scholarship will open once the challenge beings. The essay question will be announced on June 5.

Although students have ambitious educational and career aspirations, more than one-fifth of them are not graduating high school in four years according to the Department of Education. These students do not have the essential information, resources or support to effectively prepare for college – they need help to direct them toward the path of college and career readiness. The NSCS Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence (PACE) Program empowers college students at NSCS chapters across the country to create local programs with a school or organization; this partnership helps increase the likelihood that those students graduate from high school and are effectively prepared for college. PACE consists of the following three components:

Mentoring/Tutoring Program: NSCS chapters partner with local middle- and high-school age students (traditionally underserved populations) and meet with participants from
those schools on a recurring basis to encourage them to graduate high school.

Assemblies: NSCS chapters host assemblies at partnering schools on various topics covering college preparedness, i.e. expectations; financial aid; helpful high school courses;

March to College (TM) Day: NSCS chapters host PACE program participants on their campus for a day of activities to give them an example of what a day in the life of a college student
can feel like.

If you joined NSCS between January 1, 2017 and today, your New Member Induction Ceremony will be hosted in Fall 2017. The New Member Induction Ceremony provides members the opportunity to be formally inducted into the Society, receive their membership pins, learn more about NSCS, and meet chapter leadership. Follow your chapter on social media (Facebook and Twitter) for updates about ongoing activities and your New Member Induction Ceremony, which you’ll begin to learn about over the summer! Parents, friends, and family are encouraged to attend the Induction Ceremony to help recognize students’ scholastic achievements and commitment to their campus community.

Click here for this year’s list of Induction Ceremonies

If you have questions about Induction, take a look at our FAQs.


Each year during the second week of February, NSCS chapters around the nation host Integrity Week. NSCS’ integrity initiative was inspired by a national ethics project created by the Association of College Honor Societies.

Integrity Week 2017 Schedule

Monday: Academic Integrity
Tuesday: Wellness Integrity
Wednesday: Professional Integrity
Thursday: Personal Character Integrity
Friday: Surprise Day!

Join the Integrity Movement on our social media pages!

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