Benefits of Mortar Board membership

Being a member of Mortar Board is an honor on any campus.  But did you know that we offer other benefits exclusively to Mortar Board members?  Read on to see opportunities available to you because of your affiliation with Mortar Board. 

Benefits and services

  • Academic recognition
  • Alumni networking, including career and graduate school networking and assistance
  • Thousands of dollars in fellowships available only to members
  • Subscription to Mortar Board newsletters and the digital Mortar Board Forum magazine
  • Use of the Mortar Board LinkedIn page with networking opportunities wih collegiate and alumni Mortar Board members.
  • The possibility of an instant pay increase for federal government jobs; as long as the applicant meets the requirements as described in the job announcement, honor society membership may fulfill one of the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level (instead of entry, GS-5 level) in numerous professional and technical occupations in the Federal Service.


Discounts and special offers

  • Exclusive members-only discount on auto insurance from Nationwide®for Mortar Board members. Combining just your auto and home policies could save you even more. Enjoy the convenience of insuring the things that matter most to you with a single insurance company that can offer a full suite of products!
  • Mortar Board members could save 5% on pet insurance coverage with VPI® Pet Insurance, a Nationwide company.  VPI is the #1 vet-recommended pet insurance* and provides coverage for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets.
  • Tuition insurance from GradGuard, which helps to cover the non-refunded cost of attendance including tuition fees, room/board and other legitimate expenses.
  • Affordable student health insurance, short-term medical coverage from GradGuard
  • Kaplan test preparation discounts (15 percent off GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, SAT, ACT, PSAT classroom and online courses for members and their families; a minimum course fee applies to this discount)

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