The National Society of Collegiate Scholars


NSCS offers a million dollars in scholarships each year to help our members attain their goals and commend them for their outstanding academic excellence as well their leadership and service achievements. Please log in to apply for scholarships.

Scholarships Currently Open

The Barbara Lowther Gibbs Award for Excellence in Education (Alumni eligible)

NSCS will award $5,000 in scholarships to commemorate Barbara Lowther Gibbs, who dedicated her career to educating young people.  Login to apply

Board of Director’s Award

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

Semester at Sea Fall Award

NSCS offers $25,000 in scholarships for students who take the fall voyage aboard Semester at Sea.  Login to apply

NSCS New Member Award

Each year NSCS awards $50,000 to outstanding new members across the country to help defray the cost of tuition expenses. Login to apply

Jim Duncan Award for Perseverance (Alumni eligible)

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.  Login to apply

First in the Family Scholarship

NSCS will award $15,000 in scholarships to assist students who are the first in their families to attend college.  Login to apply

Princeton Review Scholarships (ongoing)

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

The Brandon Huseman Legacy Award for Founding Officers

Brandon Huseman embodied the ideals of leadership in his chapter and as part of the National Leadership Council.  In his honor, we will award $5,000 in scholarships to founding officers who through their leadership have furthered the NSCS mission by starting a chapter on their campus. Login to apply

NLC Award

The National Leadership Council supports NSCS and it's members in many ways.  The NLC Award is a scholarship administered by our NLC to award members.  Login to apply

The Amy Shopkorn Student Affairs Award

The student experience on-campus is essential to the success and impact of the overall collegiate experience at an institution.  NSCS will award two (2) $1,000 awards to NSCS members who demonstrate excellence in student involvement, leadership and academics.  Login to apply

E-Scholar Award

NSCS offers the E-Scholar Award to outstanding members who attend one of our online university chapters. Login to apply

Community College Transition Award

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

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 2015.  For more info: email 

Scholarships Opening Soon

Founder's Award (Alumni eligible)

The NSCS Founder’s Award is a scholarship award made available to current NSCS Members and Alumni to provide aid to member led entrepreneur initiatives.

Community College Scholar Award

This award goes to one outstanding community college students to help meet their community college tuition needs.

Debt Reduction Scholarship (Alumni eligible)

NSCS will provide $10,000 in scholarships to reduce school loan debt for members who are making a positive impact in their community


NSCS has partnered with GEICO to award $20,000 in scholarships to talented, motivated NSCS members.

GEICO Graduate Award (Alumni eligible)

NSCS has partnered with GEICO to award $20,000 in scholarships to talented, motivated current or accepted graduate NSCS members.

Scholarships Recently Closed

Summer Success Challenge "S2 Challenge" (Alumni eligible)

Join the Summer Success Challenge this summer for your opportunity to win $2,500 in scholarships.  Each week of the program will feature a different challenge on Facebook as well as in the Scholar Connection for you to compete to earn points.

Semester at Sea Spring Award

NSCS offers $25,000 in scholarships for students who take the spring voyage aboard Semester at Sea.

Engaging Race Award (Alumni eligible)

NSCS members compete for this exciting scholarship of up to $1,000 to fund a service project by presenting a creative pitch for their own original, service initiative. 

Inspire Integrity Award

NSCS members can nominate full-time professors and staff who have made a significant impact and instilled a high degree of personal and academic integrity. Internship Scholarship
In today's competitive world, an internship is a requirement to secure jobs at the best companies.  In partnership with, NSCS will award a $2,500 scholarship to an NSCS Member that has secured an intership for spring 2015.

ISLP Award-Scholarship

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) has partnered with Envision in creating an award to help an NSCS member attend one of ISLP’s many life-changing programs in the summer of 2015.

Universum Award

Universum and NSCS have partnered to offer $5,000 in scholarships. 

Induction Recognition Award

NSCS will award $50,000 in scholarships to new members who attend their Induction Ceremony and plan to be actively involved in their chapter.