International Distinguished Scholars membership shall be open to men and women who are attending institutions of secondary or higher education worldwide. The Society welcomes high school, undergraduate, graduate, professional, full-time and part-time students for membership as long as they possess the appropriate qualities that the Society strives to uphold.
Home schooled students are also eligible so long as their education is accredited. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may be eligible for membership. IDS strictly prohibits any sort of discrimination.
There is no fee to submit an application for membership, and applicants are notified of acceptance within two weeks. Once accepted into the Society, the inductee is a lifetime member and will gain access to exclusive resources and benefits.