"The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for more than 80 years, it has prepared today's students to be tomorrow's leaders."
ABOUT BETA CLUB
Between the Junior Beta Club (grades 4-8) and Senior Beta Club (grades 9-12), the organization has helped nearly seven million students learn how to make a life for themselves—and, since 1991, it has awarded over $5 million in scholarships.
There are now more than 450,000 active members and more than 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally. It has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization.
Although there are some universal requirements, each chapter has its own criteria for selection. Junior Beta is divided into two divisions: Division I includes grades 4-5 and Division II includes grades 6-8. Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Regardless of division, though, members adhere to the Beta mission and learn to embrace and embody its four pillars.
Beta’s mission originated with Dr. John W. Harris, a professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, who founded the organization in 1934. Over 80 years have passed, but his vision and Beta’s mission has remained the same. And most everyone who has been fortunate enough to be called a member has embraced those ideals and applied them to their own lives. From U.S. President Bill Clinton to current professional basketball player Kevin Durant, Beta members continue to lead long after their high school days are behind them.
Even for students as accomplished as our members, paying for college likely won't be an easy task. But Beta could be a huge help. In fact, the National Beta Club Scholarship Program offers over $300,000 in scholarships to outstanding Beta members in their senior year. Over 275 scholarships are awarded each year, ranging in value from $1,000 to $15,000. Incredibly, since 1991, Beta has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships.
JOIN BETA CLUB
Although there are some universal requirements, each chapter has its own criteria for selection. And depending on your current class or grade, as well as your school’s organization, you will either be eligible for Junior Beta (Division I or Division II) or Senior Beta. The Junior Division I includes grades 4-5 and Division II of Junior Beta includes grades 6-8. Senior Beta is comprised of grades 9-12. Regardless, members only pay a $15 fee per division.