Jim Duncan Award for Perseverance

The Jim Duncan Award for Perseverance was created in honor of NSCS member and former employee Jim Duncan. The Award recognizes outstanding NSCS members who have triumphed over an adversity or illness, and are working towards achieving their educational goals. NSCS will award (5) $1,000 scholarships.

About Jim Duncan
NSCS lost a legacy on October 20, 2018. James C. Duncan joined NSCS during the 1995 spring semester at The George Washington University and continued working with NSCS until 2009. Jim always went above and beyond, and he did everything with an incredible spirit of generosity, care, and humor.

At 16, Jim was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and was not given much time to live. He beat cancer, but with that victory came along many other difficulties that he bravely tackled.

NSCS will continue to embrace his legacy by rewarding members who have, like Jim, beat the odds and embraced difficult challenges, with the James C. Duncan Perseverance Award.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Must be an NSCS Member
Must have a 3.4 GPA or higher

Award
(5) $1,000 awards
Deadline
06/04/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Tell us what obstacle you have had to overcome to get where you are now? (450-600 words)
  2. How has overcoming an obstacle contributed to your character today? (450-600 words)