Welcome to The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

         - University of Houston Chapter

NSCS Announcement:

Join us for March 2 College! (Details below)

 Upcoming Officers:
  • President - Diana Jasso 
  • Executive Vice President - JoAnn Sanchez
  • Secretary - Sushreyta Mathur
  • Treasurer - Lauren Fuentes
  • VP of Community Service - Luis Espinoza
  • VP of Special Events - Janae Moment
  • Sports Manager - Armando Salinas
  • VP PACE I - Uche Akoma
  • VP PACE II - Belinda Herrera
  • Webmaster - Katie Trujillo
  • Social Chair - Lilia Adra
  • VP of Social Media - Lacey Manning
  • VP of Public Relations - Miguel Martinez 

Officer’s hours *Look in Calendar*

Scholarships Currently Open

The NSCS Award for Education Excellence (Alumni eligible)

NSCS will award $5,000 in scholarships to members who are education majors and/or are involved in mentoring youth. Login to apply

Jim Duncan Award for Perseverance (Alumni eligible)

A scholarship for a member who has triumphed over adversity, this award is in recognition of James C. Duncan, an NSCS member and former employee.  Login to apply

Community College Transition Award

NSCS awards $10,000 in scholarship to outstanding community college students who are transferring into a 4-year institution. Login to apply

First in the Family Spring Scholarship

NSCS will award scholarships to assist students who are the first in their families to attend college.  Login to apply

The Amy Shopkorn Student Affairs Award

The student experience on-campus is essential to the success and impact of the overall collegiate experience at an institution.  NSCS will award two (2) $1,000 awards to NSCS members who demonstrate excellence in student involvement, leadership and academics.Login to apply

NLC Award

The National Leadership Council supports NSCS and its members in many ways.  The NLC Award is a scholarship administered by our NLC to award members.  Login to apply

NSCS New Member Award

Each year NSCS awards $50,000 to outstanding new members across the country to help defray the cost of tuition expenses.  Login to apply

Induction Recognition Award

NSCS will award $50,000 in scholarships to new members who attend their Induction Ceremony and plan to be actively involved in their chapter.  Login to apply

E-Scholar Award

NSCS offers the E-Scholar Award to outstanding members who attend one of our online university chapters.  Login to apply.

The Brandon Huseman Legacy Award for Founding Officers

Brandon Huseman embodied the ideals of leadership in his chapter and as part of the National Leadership Council.  In his honor, we will award $5,000 in scholarships to founding officers who through their leadership have furthered the NSCS mission by starting a chapter on their campus.  Login to apply

Princeton Review Scholarships (ongoing)

NSCS has partnered with The Princeton Review to offer NSCS members exclusive course scholarships.  Login to apply

George Washington University and NSCS Transfer Scholarship

George Washington University has partnered with NSCS to provide $20,000 over two years to outstanding community college members who transfer from an NSCS community college to GWU. Members must be accepted and enrolled for fall 2016.  For more info: email castillo@nscs.org. 

Scholarships Opening Soon

Senior Send-Off Award

The Senior Send-Off Award recognizes graduating seniors for their contribution to NSCS.

Scholarships Opening in Spring

Semester at Sea Fall Award

NSCS offers $25,000 in scholarships for students who take the fall voyage aboard Semester at Sea. 

The Barbara Lowther Gibbs Award for Excellence in Education (Alumni eligible)

NSCS will award $5,000 in scholarships to commemorate Barbara Lowther Gibbs, who dedicated her career to educating young people.

Board of Directors Award

The NSCS Board of Directors has created and funded the Board of Directors Award to recognize outstanding NSCS members who have distinguished themselves through involvement, enthusiasm and support for NSCS.

Debt Reduction Scholarship (Alumni eligible)

NSCS will provide $10,000 in scholarships to reduce school loan debt for members who are making a positive impact in their community.


NSCS has partnered with GEICO to award $20,000 in scholarships to talented, motivated NSCS members. 

GEICO Graduate Award (Alumni eligible)

NSCS has partnered with GEICO to award $20,000 in scholarships to talented, motivated current or accepted graduate NSCS members.

NSCS Shirts

Shirts will be sold during meetings for $16

*Accept cards and cash

Member Meetings

When: Wednesday, April 6
Where: Farish Hall, RM 135

Time: 7pm-

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Bake Sales

Date: TBA

Location: PGH
Time: 9am - 5pm

*Bring donations for points!
50 pts/item , 3 items max

Volunteer Events

Easter Eggstravaganza!  

When: Saturday March 12th
Where: Ripley Community Center (4410 Navigation Blvd)

Special Events

Go Geek!

When: Monday, March 21st
Where: SC South

Time: 12:30pm-2pm


Lessons: Serve as a Mentor! >> Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00PM *Contact Belinda or Uche if interested*

Tutoring:  Serve as Tutor! >> Thursdays (Feb 4- April 19) from 5:00-6:00PM in Room 108, McElhinney Bldg.
Schedule is here
*Sign up here!

March 2 College Day!

This year’s March to College Day will be held on Friday, April 1st9:00 am to 2:00pm.

On March to College Day, we’ll be bringing about 70 high schoolers from KIPP Sunnyside High School and touring them around campus. Some kids have not started to think about college as a serious option, and you get to be able to help present that option to them!

 Here are some need-to-knows:
 1. There are three shifts: 9:00-10am, 10:00am-11:00am, and/or 11:00-12:30
 2. More volunteers are needed for the 9:00 shift as this is when we will be touring the kids around campus, and again there are 70 sophomores so we need a lot of help
3. If you volunteer for the 9:00 shift, we strongly feel you should attend a rehearsal hosted the same week on Wednesday after 2:30 or Thursday between 1-2:30pm, which you can sign up for on the link attached.
 4. From 10:00-11:00am there will be food served leading to the presentation from 11:00-12:30am going on, so we only need about 4 or so volunteers for each.
 5. We need item donations. We need snacks and school supplies that could be used as prizes for kids; if you donate you will receive 25pts and 50 for a large item such as a backpack. Please drop your items off at cubical #21 in UC North (that’s the location for office hours)

 Point Breakdown:
 100 per hour
 25 per item donated
 50 per larger item donated
 25 for wearing your NSCS shirt

 If you have any questions please feel free to contact our PAE officers:
 Uche Akoma: ucheakoma@gmail.com
 Belinda Herrera: bherrera@uh.edu

 Sign up here:

Social Events

“Stressed is desserts” spelled backwards

Come take a break from classes and enjoy free desserts with us!

When: Thursday March 31st
Time: 11am to 2pm
Where: SC senate room.

**We will also be attending Holi afterwards (4-6pm at Lynn Eusan Park)


Intramural Sports

Co-Rec Soccer:

    3/3   @5:30p

    3/10 @5:30p

    3/31 @5:30p

    4/3   @2:30p

Men's Rec Soccer:

    3/8   @6:30p

    3/22 @6:30p

    3/29 @6:30p

    4/5   @6:30p

-  Sign up through Imleagues.com team name is UH NSCS