National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a national, not-for-profit honor society that recognizes students who excel academically during their first and sophomore years. NSCS is a recognized member of the Association of College Honor Societies, offering scholarship opportunities at undergraduate and graduate levels, and leadership and service opportunities on the local and national levels.

There are some 228 chapters nationwide. The University of Mary Washington chapter of NSCS was established in 1999, and hundreds of UMW students have become members since then. The induction ceremony always occurs on the Saturday of Family Weekend – new members are strongly encouraged to attend and, of course, their families are invited as well!

Our NSCS chapter sponsors leadership, service learning, and social activities. The chapter’s vibrancy depends on its members.

Since the UMW chapter was established, Dr. Raymond Tuttle, Director of Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility, has served as its advisor. Please do not hesitate to contact him at (540) 654-1660 or rtuttle@umw.edu if you have any questions.

For the 2011-12 academic year, our chapter president isKristen Lewis.

The chapter’s blog can be accessed at nscs.umwblogs.org.

Finally, if  you are looking for general information about NSCS, including the scholarship opportunities that it offers, please consult their website at www.nscs.org.