Mission & Motto

Mission

“International Distinguished Scholars strives to promote, recognize, honor, and inspire academic excellence in all fields of secondary and higher education, as well as to develop an appreciation for scholarship and scholarly endeavors in others.”

Motto

At International Distinguished Scholars, we believe the foremost goal of every student in their pursuit of success should be “Esse Quam Videri” – to be, rather than to seem. Rather than merely appearing as a bright part of America’s future, we believe students should actively pursue scholarship and civic responsibility in an effort to gain the wisdom and perspective that leads to success. Students should never quit in their pursuit of academic excellence, and Esse Quam Videri is the embodiment of that belief.

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