Washington, DC, July 25, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- NSCS is an honor society for high-achieving freshmen and sophomores.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) donated the equivalent of 5,638 books for First Book, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing books and literacy to underprivileged children across the country, NSCS’ Executive Director Stephen E. Loflin said on Saturday.
Loflin made the announcement at the NSCS Convention 2008 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. He presented the check to cover the cost of the books to Nicole Thompson, First Book’s Campus Advisory Board Manager.
NSCS members raised more than $2,500 and the NSCS national office matched the amount.
“Service is one of the three pillars of NSCS,” Loflin said. “We’re proud to help First Book provide new books to children everywhere. The ability to read can transform children. It helps them gain confidence, do better at school and prepare for college, among many other benefits.”
NSCS chapters held donation-drives for the cause. The universities that raised the most money are:
The University of Virginia
California State University-Northridge
Ball State University
University of California, San Diego
NSCS members and friends of NSCS can still donate to the cause—visit www.firstbook.org/nscs.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (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 offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, leadership and networking opportunities. NSCS has more than 650,000 lifetime members and 228 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.