Date set for induction of new National Society of Collegiate Scholars members

The spring 2013 induction for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars is set for Wednesday April 24th at noon in Langdale Hall. The guest speaker will be Jim Galloway, a columnist of the Political Insider from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Some of the invitees’ debate heavily on whether this is the right society for them to join.

 “I would encourage anyone who is debating whether or not to join NSCS to join. NSCS is not your average honors society,” Senior Koushyllia Biack said. “The Georgia State chapter has a family aspect to the society. In addition to volunteering, attending meetings, and participating in events, members have the opportunity to meet new people and build new relationships that could last a lifetime. When you’re here, you’re family.”

Biack has been an active member in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars since fall of 2010.

“NSCS provides members with community service opportunities every month. The most recent community service opportunity was at the Jolly Avenue Refugee Garden where GSU students helped with maintaining and beautifying the garden. NSCS also consists of a tutoring initiative called Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence. Within PACE, members are able to serve as mentors and tutors to students at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School,” Biack said.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars strives to recognize high achieving freshmen and sophomores who have at least a 3.4 GPA or above and who rank in the top twenty percent of their class. The NSCS helps students build leadership skills and well as provide them with networking opportunities.

Aside from providing students with these resources, the society offers nearly half a million dollars in scholarship each year. Some of these scholarships are exclusively for members. The NSCS offers its members various opportunities to meet members from other universities as a way to network and make new friends.