Mike Shekari/Staff Reporter
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautically University chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) inducted their newest members
into the organization on Nov. 11. The ceremony, held in the Henderson Welcome Center, was attended by newly inducted students along with their
friends and families.
In addition to the induction of new members into the NSCS, Alexandra Agresta, a University of Central Florida alumna and co-founder of Purpose Pioneers, gave a keynote speech about the importance of putting oneself first in life and pursuing individual dreams to make them realities.
Membership into the NSCS is by invite only and requires that students be either a freshman or sophomore in standing with at least a 3.4-grade point average. Some prospective members might be initially off-put by the fee to join the organization, which is $95 for a lifetime membership. However, NSCS does also provide many scholarship and networking opportunities for its members. Additionally, the NSCS is accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies, which is the primary accrediting body for collegiate honor societies within the United States. There are also students like Dynamite Obinna, an aeronautics senior, who credit NSCS involvement for many of their successes during the collegiate experience.
The NSCS was founded in 1994 on the campus of George Washington University by Steve Loflin, with the goal of recognizing and engaging high achieving students early in their undergraduate careers. However, in the 23 years since the organization’s founding, the NSCS has expanded to over 300 educational institutions around the United States and possesses a total enrollment of over 1 million lifetime members.