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ASU National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter wins national award

September 24, 2010 -- Washington, D.C. – The Arkansas State University chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars was awarded Bronze STAR Status at NSCS’ 2010 Leadership Summit.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores with more than 240 student-run chapters at universities across the country.

STAR status is determined by chapter program success, community service, member engagement and on-campus involvement. Chapters are also required to hold an induction ceremony for new members each term. NSCS chapters can attain one of four STAR award levels bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level is determined based on the quantity and quality of events a chapter holds throughout the year.

Members worked diligently during the year to execute and improve long-standing NSCS programs such as PACE (Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence), a mentoring program for middle and high school students and I Stand for Integrity Week, a week dedicated to supporting NSCS’ integrity initiative.

Other requirements to attain the silver STAR award include holding an induction ceremony for new members, creating an on-campus membership recruitment campaign and sending at least one member to last year’s NSCS Convention.

For the NSCS chapter on Arkansas State University campus, the reward of attaining bronze STAR status is second only to the impact it has had on the community and the bonds it has strengthened between members.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) <> is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, leadership and networking opportunities. NSCS has more than 750,000 members and more than 270 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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