UAA student one of 50 to receive National Merit Scholarship

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Tracey Alexander, a new member of the University of Alaska Anchorage chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), has received the Merit Award, a $1,000 scholarship to defer the cost of college education. The scholarships are awarded to only 50 outstanding new members nationwide.

"We are pleased to recognize the outstanding academic accomplishments of Tracey and the students at University of Alaska Anchorage," said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS' Executive Director. "At NSCS, we recognize the amazing potential of freshmen and sophomores. That's why our members have access to more undergraduate scholarship dollars from us than they would get from any other honor society nationwide."

Recipients were chosen based on their essays, extracurricular activities and recommendation letter.

In addition to the Merit Awards, NSCS also awards scholarships for textbooks, study abroad, integrity and graduate school, as well as community service grants.

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 awards more scholarship dollars to undergraduates than any other honor society nationwide. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, leadership and networking opportunities. NSCS has more than 625,000 lifetime members and 233 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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