Accounting Undergrad Receives Scholarship

Posted: October 3, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ryann Doyle

Chun-Xue Ren, a junior accounting major, has been presented a $1,000 Merit Award scholarship from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) for her outstanding academic achievement.

The Merit Award is presented once a year to 50 new members of NSCS who embody the NSCS mission of “honoring and inspiring academic excellence and engaged citizenship for a lifetime.” Currently, there are more than half a million members in 228 college chapters across the nation.

As a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, NSCS offers students exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, and leadership opportunities. They provide students with a network of other members and alumni on their campus and across the country. In addition, the NSCS hosts activities and events to help members develop different professional skills.

Student members receive points for participating in the different events hosted by NSCS. Last year, Ren was recognized as the Most Outstanding Member for participating in the most activities and earning the most points.

“Many of the activities the NSCS provides vary from year to year,” says Ren. “I believe the annual student business etiquette dinner they sponsored for NSCS members is the best. It really helped in improving my communication skills, and I have also learned new dinner etiquette.”

Ren will use the Merit Award toward her tuition. Her long-term plans are to take the CPA Examination and one day open up her own business.

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