Getting Involved

Ways to Engage with Beta

Being part of the National Beta community means engaging in all our organization has to offer. We rely on our National Beta members and sponsors to help grow our impact across the nation through their active involvement—and to have fun in the process!

The first step, of course, is to make sure your school or group has a club. If you want to impact and cultivate leadership skills among your students, become a sponsor and start a club.

Club Opportunities

Click on any image below to learn more about how your school’s club can participate in the following:

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Founder’s Day

Honor our Founder by spending the day doing service in your community with your club.

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National Beta Week

Showcase the impact National Beta has by spending the week sharing about it with your school and community.

JW Challenge

J.W. Challenge

Be like a Beta and challenge your club to the ultimate acts of kindness initiative. The opportunities are endless!

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Community Service

Service isn’t just what we do, it is who we are! Bring your club and community together through service.

Awards & Recognition

National Beta has a wide range of opportunities for members, sponsors, clubs, and school districts to earn rewards and recognition for their activities and efforts. We want to celebrate the ways our members and sponsors impact National Beta and we do so through membership-influenced and service-focused recognition, diploma seals, and sponsor gifts.

Learn more about our awards by clicking on them below and seeing descriptions on our National Beta Wiki page.

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See Past Award Winners

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National Beta Scholarships

Student Success Paving a Path for the Future

The National Beta Scholarship Program was designed to help our members realize their full potential by providing financial assistance toward their continued education. Each year, we award over $300,000 in scholarships to over 250 active 12th-grade Senior Beta Members.

Scholarships Awarded Annually

$1,000

247 recipients

$2,500

5 recipients

$6,000

1 recipient

$8,000

1 recipient

$10,000

1 recipient

$15,000

1 recipient

$20,000

1 recipient

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Scholarship Application and Selection Process

National Beta Scholarship Recipients are well-rounded students who, while excelling academically, also are wholeheartedly engaged in active club participation. They are committed to school and community service and are continuously improving upon our four pillars by demonstrating leadership within their club.  The application process consists of two phases designed to select the most deserving National Beta members.

Eligible 12th-grade Senior Beta Members will need to complete the application including:

  • Contact Information
  • Academic
    • Unweighted GPA
    • ACT or SAT scores along with an uploaded copy for validation. This may be a screenshot.
    • High School Transcript (may be official or unofficial)
  • Club Activity
    • National Beta events attended
    • Leadership roles and awards earned through National Beta
    • Service hours completed (by project) and role held during each
  • Resume
    • Additional extracurriculars
    • Service hours (outside of National Beta)
    • Awards/honors (outside of National Beta)

All applicants selected to receive at least $1,000 will be notified via email. Winners will also be posted online and on National Beta’s social media platforms. Decisions regarding the selection of semifinalists are final and not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.

The top 100 semifinalists from Phase 1 will be asked to provide additional information as they move forward for the potential to receive one of our top 10 awards ($20,000, $15,000, $10,000, $8,000, $6,000, and five $2,500). This phase requires the applicant to provide the following:

  • 1 Sponsor Recommendation
    • Why is this student deserving of a National Beta Scholarship?
  • 1-3 Candidate Evaluations
    • Assesses character and leadership, as well as service activities and academic prowess
  • 2 Student Essays
  • Work History (if applicable)
  • Applications Open – November 1, 2023
  • Applications Close – January 18, 2024
  • Semifinalists Announced – February 15, 2024
  • Semifinalist Materials Due – March 17, 2024
  • Winners Announced – May 6, 2024

2023 – 2024 Scholarship Recipients

The semifinalists have been announced and can be found here. Our top scholarship winners will be announced on May 5, 2024.

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$20,000

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$15,000

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$10,000

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$8,000

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$6,000

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Congratulations to the 2023-2024 semifinalists!

You Could Be #BetaFamous

Share your activities and projects and maybe it will end up on our social media platforms! Complete our BetaFamous form and follow along to see if you get featured.

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