The National Society of Leadership and Success Accepting Applications for the Fall 2015 Scholarships & Awards Season

HOBOKEN, N.J., Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Society of Leadership and Success is now accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded during the fall academic semester. Eligible Society members from the organization's 500 chapters nationwide may apply online through October 31, 2015. More than 50 students will be selected as scholarship recipients from 16 merit and need-based awards.

"The cost of pursuing a college degree can be challenging for many undergraduates," said Charles Knippen, president of The National Society of Leadership and Success. "We established the Scholarships & Awards program to offer financial support where needed, to support student's efforts to achieve their dreams, and to recognize those who demonstrate dynamic leadership, a commitment to service, and member excellence. The program aims to help propel students toward achieving their potential and furthers our mission to build leaders who make a better world."

Former honorees have used their financial award to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and make impactful contributions in their local communities and abroad. Julia Carter, a spring 2015 scholarship recipient from Pennsylvania State University – University Park used her award to travel to Panama where she was involved in critical work – from constructing greenhouses to volunteering in a medical clinic – to improve all aspects of life for Panamanian residents.

"Deciding to return to Panama with the non-profit organization, Global Brigades, has been one of the greatest decisions of my life," said Carter. "This was made possible with the help of The National Society of Leadership and Success and their Global Leader scholarship, which I was fortunate enough to receive."

The Society's Scholarships & Awards program is funded through student membership fees with two dollars from each registration being dedicated to the fund annually. Since 2001, more than $683,000 in scholarships has been awarded.

Students who wish to apply for one of the 16 awards must be active members of The National Society of Leadership and Success and must complete and submit an application online at http://bit.ly/1f5LYrS. This year, members may submit multiple applications but will only be eligible to win one scholarship or award per Scholarship period. More than 50 winners will be selected by the Society's National Review Board.

Details regarding eligibility and how to apply are available at:

Questions regarding the Scholarships & Awards program may be sent to awards@societyleadership.org.

About The National Society of Leadership and Success

The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation's largest leadership honor society. It was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success-oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The Society offers interactive broadcasts with the nation's best speakers, training in goal setting and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. These benefits, which aim to help members personally and professionally, are offered for the rest of their lives. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 500 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 470,000 members. For more information, please visit www.societyleadership.org. Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS and Like on Facebook.

CONTACT: Arron Neal 213-568-3334 communications@societyleadership.org

Source:National Society of Leadership and Success(Sigma Alpha Pi)