Join the community of scholars who are revitalizing higher education.

Becoming a member of the National Association of Scholars means joining a community of academics who share the same goal: Influencing the ivory tower to foster intellectual freedom and promote virtuous citizenship.
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Member Benefits

We provide members with the tools needed to influence the higher education establishment.

Academic Questions

Academic Questions has a rich legacy of asking critical questions that the education establishment is ignoring. Explore the virtues and vices of higher education with our exclusive quarterly journal.

Scholars Network

Gain access to a national network of scholars who share your commitment to academic freedom and excellence.

Affiliate Network

NAS has 46 local affiliates who host their own events and are growing a close community of like-minded scholars near you. Join in the local discussion.

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VIP Access to Events

Members of our membership network get exclusive rates and access to intellectually stimulating events across the country. You will also be the first to know of events hosted with partners like the Heritage Foundation, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Idaho Freedom Foundation, Civics Alliance, and more.


NAS is looking for work that renews excellence in education and pushes back against ideologically driven narratives masquerading as research. When you become a member, we will proudly promote your work and connect you with key stakeholders to propel it forward.

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Member Circles

NAS offers a range of memberships to accommodate scholars at any stage of their academic journey. Each offers the benefits above, including a subscription to Academic Questions.


Do you believe reforming American education is a lifelong mission? Then this membership is for you. As a lifetime member, you will receive a full membership to NAS every year for the rest of your life. This tier is open to anyone.

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Are you a current professor, teacher, administrator, or independent scholar? This membership is for you.


Are you a retired professor, teacher, administrator, or independent scholar? This membership is for you.


Are you a student who wants to unlock new opportunities and fight for academic freedom? This membership is for you.


Do you believe in free speech, open inquiry, and academic integrity? Do you work outside the academy? This membership is for you.

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Membership Information

  • Student ($35/year)
  • Retired Public Member ($75/year)
  • Retired Scholar ($75/year)
  • Public Member ($110/year)
  • Full-Time Scholar ($110/year)
  • Lifetime Member ($1000)

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