Mel Short of Harriman has accepted an invitation of lifetime membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
NSCS is an honors organization that invites less than ten percent of all eligible students nationwide to join the ranks of its diverse membership each year.
Short, a 2019 graduate of Monroe-Woodbury High School, is a sophomore at the University of Tampa studying marketing.
"NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement; it is a distinction of honor," said Scott Mobley, NSCS executive director. "Our scholars are some of the best of the best who have shown an unwavering commitment to academic excellence early in their collegiate journey. These dynamic individuals embody the NSCS pillars of scholarship, leadership and service and many go on to become active contributors within their respective fields."
With a portfolio of exclusive benefits that include access to over a million dollars in scholarships, chapter funds and awards annually, professional development resources, exclusive tailored content and leadership and service experiences, NSCS support smember growth and development throughout their academic and collegiate journey.
Notable NSCS distinguished honorary members include former president Jimmy Carter, U.S. Ambassador Dr. Robin Renee Sanders, the late Senator John McCain and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala.
"We welcome Mel Short to our community of like-minded, high-achieving nationwide scholars," Mobley said.