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National Society of Collegiate Scholars Inducting New Members at UMaine

Contact: Audra Grady, 581-4194

ORONO — The University of Maine chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) will induct 40 new student members into the society on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

The induction convocation will be in Room 100 of the D.P. Corbett Business Building, and features Robert Dana, vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students, as keynote speaker.

NSCS is the nation’s only honors organization offering membership to first- and second-year college students. It provides the most number of undergraduate scholarships in the honor society sector, according to the society. Membership is by invitation only, and based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, leadership and networking opportunities. NSCS members must be in the top 20 percent of their class and have a minimum GPA of 3.4.

The UMaine NSCS chapter holds a variety of activities throughout the academic year including fundraising for Spruce Run, coordinating a Career Day for Brewer Middle School students, organizing an Anything Drive for Manna Ministries, and contributing to the Toys for Tots effort, as well as participating in Maine Day.

“We are pleased to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of the students at the University of Maine,” said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS executive director. “The inductees will now join other high achieving college students across the country in developing their leadership skills and engaging in community service activities.”

NSCS has more than 650,000 lifetime members and 228 chapters in the continental United States and Puerto Rico.

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