National Society of Collegiate Scholars inducts thirteen new members at Mills

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October 21, 2014

NSCS welcomes new members at their introduction ceremony. (Samah Ikram)

NSCS welcomes new members at their introduction ceremony. (Samah Ikram)

A group of 13 Mills students recently joined the ranks of nationally recognized students. These students were inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, allowing them to network both within the Mills community and with scholars across the country.  

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization that recognizes students achievements and gives their members access to their resources such as scholarships, networking events and help applying for jobs and graduate school.

The Mills chapter of the NSCS was started in 2008 by Alumna Ciera Cummings. Students become members by having a grade point average of 3.4 GPA or higher in their freshmen or sophomore year in college. Prospective members will then receive an invitation by email to join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and pay a membership fee.

Elizabeth Bachen, professor of psychology, is the advisor for the NSCS chapter at Mills College.

The NSCS is a national scholarship society that recognizes and rewards academic excellence but is also much more,” Bachen said in an email. “It is deeply committed to community service, personal and professional growth, and promoting connections with others.” 

Gabriela Beas, president of the NSCS chapter at Mills College, has used the member benefits to receive a discount for LSAT prep. Members of NSCS also receive a discount on GRE test prep, other graduate prep tests and are able to apply to NSCS scholarships.

“There are internship opportunities, and it looks good on your resume because you’re a part of an academic honors society,” Beas said.

Due to academic success, members who are given resources for networking, job searching and applying for graduate school. (Samah Ikram)

Due to academic success, members who are given resources for networking, job searching and applying for graduate school. (Samah Ikram)

According to Adrienne Sigeti, executive vice president of the National Society Collegiate Scholars chapter at Mills, the membership fee of $95 allows the chapter to host events and activities, the induction ceremony and to purchase National Society of Collegiate Scholars cords for seniors.

Beas stated that one member of NSCS is selected to attend ScholarCon, a three-day conference that allows people to network with other scholars and talk about how to achieve goals after college. 

Bachen states that she would like members of the NSCS to be active and have more community outreach.
“NSCS also encourages members to give back to their community and help others who have fewer opportunities to achieve academic success,” Bachen said in an email. “My  hope is that we will continue to grow our chapter this year and plan ways to reach out to the Oakland community to make a difference.” 

For more information on the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Mills chapter of National Society of College Scholars:

National Society of Collegiate Scholars website: http://www.nscs.org/

Mills College NSCS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nscs.mills

Official NSCS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nscs94


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