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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

  1. Apr 22, 2008 #1
    I have been invited to join this organization the NSCS I'm wondering if any of you can provide insight, I have never really heard of them. I basically want to know if they are just trying to get money from college students or are they worth joining...? (They charge 75 dollars to join!) Being a poor college student I do not have 75 dollars to blow on some scam.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2008
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  3. Apr 22, 2008 #2
    It's part of the ACHS ,so I don't think it's a scam. They basically require a 3.4 and above gpa. Like most honor societies, it's a good resume filler. To get the most out of it, you should probably be an active member.

    However, I never joined them. I wasn't really into being part of honor societies.
  4. Apr 22, 2008 #3
    thanks a lot I appreciate it.
  5. Apr 22, 2008 #4
    I was the former president of my universities chapter as an undergrad. It is not a scam, but as the previous poster mentioned it isn't really good for anything unless you participate.

    The organization focuses on developing leadership and providing community service. Most chapters have fairly small active groups which would give someone a chance to move into a leadership position easily if he/she desired.

    It is a good group and if you are interested in doing something good for yourself (outside of studying) and the community that you live in I would recommend joining. However, if you are just looking for something to stick on your resume, don't bother.
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