University of Vermont

Why Join Golden Key?

The benefits of Golden Key membership go far beyond academic recognition. In fact, Golden Key provides more tangible benefits than any other college honor society.  Member benefits range from scholarships and development opportunities to jobs and internships.  Through Golden Key, members are empowered with tools to help them realize their potential.



Academic Recognition

  • Recognition by the largest and most active international honor society
  • Induction ceremony and reception honoring new members held on campus each year
  • Personalized membership certificate and press release announcement
  • Graduation honor cords, stoles, pins and pendants available for purchase


  • Over $600,000 (USD) available annually in undergraduate and graduate scholarships
  • Scholarship programs in the arts, business, education, engineering, research, study abroad, service and more
  • More than four million dollars in scholarships awarded to date

Career Assistance

  • Exclusive internship and employment opportunities through Golden Key's corporate and nonprofit partners

Resume Building

  • Listing membership in Golden Key promotes distinction as a scholar and as a high achiever
  • Assists with graduate program applications and career placement

Leadership Opportunities

  • Student-run chapters on each campus under the able guidance of dedicated faculty/staff advisor(s)
  • International summits, regional summits and leadership roundtables
  • Local, regional and international leadership positions

Community Service Opportunities

  • Chapter, regional and international community service programs
  • Partnerships with numerous nonprofit organizations worldwide 


  • Monthly electronic newsletter with Golden Key news, updates on new membership benefits, job announcements and more
  • Press releases sent to each new member, scholarship winners and news makers
  • Published articles referencing Golden Key, our members and affiliates

Networking Worldwide

  • Over 375 chapters in Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, The Bahamas and the United States  
  • Membership network of nearly 2 million high achievers, accomplished university faculty and staff, and business leaders
  • Access to Golden Key's international chapter directory

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