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New honor society forms at Grand Valley

Posted on August 01, 2011

An honor society that focuses on freshmen and sophomore students is forming at Grand Valley State University.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is the nation’s only honor society that recognizes high-achieving first- and second-year students for their academic accomplishments and provides them with opportunities to network with other scholars, perform service activities on campus and apply for scholarships. 

Grand Valley senior Samantha Kraska will serve as president of the organization. “I think it will be a great opportunity for some of the underclassmen at Grand Valley because a lot of the honor societies here induct mostly juniors and seniors. NSCS will allow newer students to receive early recognition for their achievements and will provide the tools to continue to perform at a high level,” she said.
Invitations went out to students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher this summer. An induction ceremony is planned for September, where students will be recognized by family, friends and the campus community.

“The new chapter on Grand Valley’s campus is a way for high-achieving students to take advantage of the diverse opportunities NSCS has to offer,” said Senta Sample, senior director of Chapter Development for NSCS. “We’re looking forward to making this year the first of many successful, engaging and exciting years for our chapter.”

Grand Valley’s NSCS chapter will join the more than 280 NSCS chapters across the nation, including Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University and the University of Virginia. 
For more information about NSCS at Grand Valley, visit the group's Facebook page. For more information about The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, visit

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