Educational Institutions

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

  • Washington, DC
  • www.nscs.org

Mission Statement

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

Main Programs

  1. NSCS Scholarships
  2. Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence (PACE)
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

NSCS has chapters at 300 universities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer since 1994

Self-reported

Mr. Stephen Loflin

Keywords

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service, leadership, scholarship, integrity, honor society, academic

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Also Known As

NSCS

EIN

52-1870777

 Number

6363312615

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Professional Societies, Associations (O03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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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.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

NSCS Scholarships

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.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$250,000.00

Program 2

Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence (PACE)

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.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$0.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

NSCS has chapters at 300 universities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Funding Needs

NSCS is currently exploring ways to raise funds to support various initiatives such as our PACE program, our community college efforts and scholarships.

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NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS SCHOLARS
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Stephen Loflin

BIO

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.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"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."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gary Cook

First Baptist Coppell

Term: July 2011 - July 2014

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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