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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 12/10/2013: The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/08/2015: THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS

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AKA  NSCS
Washington, DC
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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 12/10/2013: The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/08/2015: THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS

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Also Known As: NSCS
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20036 
EIN: 52-1870777
Web URL: www.nscs.org 
Blog URL: talknerdy2me.org/ 
NTEE Category: B Educational Institutions
B42 Undergraduate College (4-year)
B Educational Institutions
B82 Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards
O Youth Development
O03 Professional Societies, Associations
Ruling Year: 1995 


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Mission Statement

The mission of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is to recognize and elevate high achievers.

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Fiscal Year Ending: August 31, 2012

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Mr. Stephen Loflin

Term:

Since Apr 1994

Profile:

Steve Loflin is the CEO of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Originally from South Carolina, Steve attended the University of South Carolina receiving a B.S. in Business Administration Marketing. Upon graduation, Steve attended Florida State University where he received a M.S. in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis on College Student Development. Steve's first professional opportunity was at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville, as an Area Coordinator. Steve left Jacksonville and moved to Washington, DC where he was hired to work at The George Washington University as Director of Orientation. Steve was promoted after two years to the Director of Campus Activities. While at GW, Steve founded The National Society of Collegiate Scholars to recognize students who had done well during their first years in college and to provide them with an opportunity to take a leadership role in an organization devoted to scholarship and service. In the Fall of 1995, Steve left GW serve as a staff member on Semester at Sea program. He returned to Washington and accepted the position of Director of Student Programs at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He now serves as NSCS' CEO.

Leadership Statement:

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) was founded in 1994 to fill a gap in recognition and opportunities available to students early in their college careers.  While there were plenty of honors organizations for juniors or seniors, few organizations existed that focused on students who were successful at the start of their college experience. That's why I founded NSCS; to recognize and support high-achievers early on, and provide them with opportunities in college and beyond. We have grown tremendously in the past 17 years, awarding a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships annually, providing thousands of dollars in textbook and other discounts, mentoring and grooming campus leaders, and helping students develop the professional skills they need to succeed in the job market and workplace. We now have chapters in every state, DC and Puerto Rico, and more than 800,000 members. We have active members attending 4-year universities, community colleges and online institutions. As we move forward as an organization, we want to continue to increase our presence nationwide so that more students have access to the NSCS experience. We are working with our current partners and are exploring new avenues to increase the number of scholarships we award, which will result in students receiving the financial support they deserve. We're always seeking new corporate and non-profit partners so that our members can get more job opportunities and lifetime discounts. I'm confident that with the support of our members, officers, staff and Board we can continue to grow as an organization and  have an even larger impact on our members' lives.

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Program: NSCS Scholarships (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
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Budget:
$250,000
Category:
Education
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

NSCS awards more than $250,000 in scholarships every year to deserving NSCS members. Scholarships range from general merit awards to study abroad scholarships, graduate school awards, etc.

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Program Short-Term Success:

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Program: Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence (PACE) (GuideStar Nonprofit Profile
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Budget:
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Category:
Education
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Through the PACE program, NSCS members at universities across the US host mentoring programs and on-campus visits for middle school students in their area, to motivate these students to aspire to attend college. NSCS has run the program since 1995.

Program Long-Term Success:

The program has benefited thousands of middle-school children across the United States. We're looking to expand the program on each campus, so that more middle-school children can benefit from the program.

Program Short-Term Success:

We've increased the number of NSCS chapters that host the program on campus, by nearly 25 percent, in the past year.

Program Success Monitored by:

A national office representative at NSCS.

Program Success Examples:

At Montana State University-Bozeman, NSCS members held four March to College Days in 2007, including more than 500 middle school children in the process. The College Days featured presentations from 40 different professors, 70 college volunteers and more than a dozen university offices.  At the University of Kansas, NSCS members partnered with 19 different K-12 schools, included 125 active tutors per semester and logged more than 1200 tutoring hours.   Spelman College had a March to College Day Event that included nearly 100 high-school students from Douglass High School and a dozen NSCS members.
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In the past year, NSCS has provided more than a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships to members. We've also opened new chapters at community colleges and online universities so that we can bring the benefits of membership to more students. We now have chapters at more than 290 colleges and universities, with over 1500 student officers running those chapters.
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