National Student Organizations

Your NSO Membership Could Build Your Future

NSO Membership Has Its Privileges

By joining JWU NSO, you’ll meet people with similar interests while strengthening your personal and professional goals. You will gain career knowledge, put your proficiency to the test, improve your leadership skills, build your network, become involved in community service, and even run for local, state or national office.

Here’s what JWU NSO members experience:

• Attend seminars focusing on new job categories and growth trends.
• Compete against students from all over the U.S. and beyond.
• Participate in leadership conferences and seminars.
• Organize and execute special events and professional development workshops.
• Exchange ideas and connect with students and professionals from across the country.
• Meet with local business leaders and organizations to gain an understanding of community service.

Apply for scholarships ranging up to full tuition!

If you were a member of any of these organizations in high school, you could be eligible for a JWU National Student Organizations (NSO) Scholarship:

• Business Professionals of America (BPA)
• Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
• Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
• HOSA ­— Future Health Professionals
• Junior Achievement (JA)
• National FFA
• SkillsUSA
• Technology Student Association (TSA)

The NSO logos for BPA, DECA, FBLA-IBA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, Junior Achievement, SkillsUSA, and TSA


95% of JWU NSO students have received a scholarship for their high school involvement
JWU awarded 985 NSO scholarships totaling more than $10.3 MILLION over 4 years

19% of all JWU students remain active in their high school organizations at JWU.
JWU has been recognized by DECA’s National Advisory Board for more than 40 years of student organization involvement and support.

For more information about NSO and related scholarships, explore our NSO brochure (15MB PDF).

NSO members experience competition and collegiality

JWU students Josie Wolfe and Daylan Torres at SkillsUSA competition

“NSO is like one big family. I love being a part of a group of young, talented, and driven individuals that back each other up,” says DAYLAN TORRES '20 (with JOSIE WOLFE). Daylan won the 2018 SkillsUSA Commercial Baking Championship and represented the USA at WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia.

Davis Jean-Noel, International Collegiate DECA Executive Vice President, 2021-2022

Davis Jean-Noel is a four-year DECA member currently studying marketing with a specialization in digital media and marketing analytics at Johnson & Wales University of Providence. He started his journey with DECA as a freshman at Mount Olive High School in New Jersey where he became a positive influence for his chapter as well as a strong competitor. Through Collegiate DECA, Davis discovered his passion for marketing and leadership, quickly becoming more devoted to supporting his fellow students and community. After a year of competing in Collegiate DECA, he was elected his chapter’s Vice President of Marketing & Communications where he built up his chapter’s brand presence on campus with vast skills in social media marketing and creative advertising. Soon after, for two years, Davis spearheaded the marketing for his association’s conference and finished strong by becoming Chapter President his junior year. Since holding that position, Davis has aimed to express how Collegiate DECA is such a fantastic platform to help members build their own brand and career.

NSO student Davis Jean Noel

Colin DeVico, National Student Organizations President (JWU Providence Campus) 2021-2022

Colin DeVico, from Medford, New Jersey, is a rising senior studying Tourism & Hospitality Management at JWU’s Providence Campus. An advocate, champion, and leader in high school for his local and state FCCLA chapter, Colin chose to continue his leadership journey and expand his horizons via the National Student Organizations. A top role play, top test score, and top overall regional conference medalist during his freshman and sophomore year, Colin has had the opportunity to compete on the international stage as a part of the 2019 and 2020 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference. Serving as the 2019-20 National Student Organizations Speaker of the Chapters and 2020-21 National Student Organizations President, Colin is a young, inspired leader paving his way to a legacy within, beyond, and for the National Student Organizations.

NSO student Colin Devico

Deleita Gyasi, NSO Member

Deleita Gyasi, from Pawtucket, R.I., was a Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing major. Her JWU NSO involvement included competing DECA’s Collegiate Leadership Academy (CLA) and International Career Development Conference (ICDC). Besides her involvement with NSO, she worked in retail for 5 years while in school, including TJX. Her goal is to become a stylist and work in production.

JWU NSO student Deleita Gyasi


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