International Distinguished Scholars has a lifetime membership fee of $110. This is the only fee to join the Society, and is only payable once you have been accepted. There are no annual dues for membership in the Society. There is no obligation to join the Society once accepted.
The Society membership fees cover scholarships and awards, and the costs of various membership materials, including certificates and letters of recommendation. Fees also support local community projects through the local Society chapter, the costs of establishing new chapters throughout the country and other administrative functions.