Meet our NSCS Scholar of the Week, Alleia Ashley James! Alleia is a senior finance major at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

As a member of NSCS, Alleia values the ability to be active in the organization. “I have served on the Executive Board for the past two years and this year I was elected to serve as Chapter President. NSCS gave me the opportunity to improve my delivery and improvisation skills, ability to work in harmony with fellow members, and the importance of networking,” said Alleia. “My favorite NSCS experiences are the New Member Induction Ceremony and end of the semester ceremony! Seeing overjoyed parents and friends’ faces is an exciting feeling.”

On top of being an NSCS scholar, Alleia has been making the most of her university experience.  “I received over $27,000 in scholarship money to cover my entire senior year, including the NSCS GEICO Award! I recently studied abroad at La Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain and received an A in both courses.”

Alleia also knows how to balance her coursework with more exciting hobbies. “Outside of academics, I love participating in adventurous activities such as parasailing 900 feet in the air and skydiving! I also love sports so you can definitely catch me at a UIC Men’s basketball game…”

For being a dedicated NSCS member, a high achiever, and a fearless adventurer, Alleia is our Scholar of the Week!

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