Jan 28, 2011

Me, A Collegiate Scholar?

In the last few days, I've gotten an email and two letters inviting me to join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. I'm flattered, no doubt, but I'm actually quite surprised...I didn't think I was doing THAT well, especially considering the Algebra thing last term. I even, jokingly, told my boyfriend that if I qualified as a National Collegiate Scholar, not having a perfect 4.0 GPA or doing volunteer work, etc., than the nation was in bad shape. LOL

I checked out their Facebook page and read the stuff they sent. Apparently, they offer access to a job website, scholarship opportunities, professional networking opportunities and even programs to study abroad (which I obviously can't do, having kids, but it's a nice thought). The pamphlet said that, to qualify to join, a student must be in their 1st or 2nd year, have at least a 3.4 GPA and be in their school's top 20% for their degree program.

Honestly, I had no idea I was doing that well and was starting to question why I hadn't made Dean's List at this school, like I did at a previous one, if I was scoring so high, when I realized that the first contact actually came via my school.

However, the catch is that there's a membership fee required to join and there's a deadline. I'll have to wait till my disbursement comes to be able to accept, which hopefully, will come in time. I'm actually kind of excited about this, albeit, still surprised. I guess studying really does get you somewhere, even if others don't always understand why a student stays so busy doing it.

Which reminds me...I need to read a couple chapters to prep for for next week....


  1. Don't be so hard on yourself, Ambrosia!
    You're a winner :) You deserve it and you ought to celebrate that too!



  2. Thank you both so much! I don't know what else to say, so I'll just *HUG* you both!