To encourage National student membership, our organization gives a student discount. Currently, (2007) the student membership is $15. The term "student" is taken in the widest form of interpretation, including high school, college, and foreign student. All that is required is that the person shows his student ID card to the Chapter Chair or Officer of his local chapter. The local chapter officer is responsible for authorizing the person as a student, and communicates this fact to the Executive Secretary of NARGS. In turn, the secretary will issue the yearly membership. This procedure needs to be followed each successive year while the person is a student. In the case of foreign students and unaffiliated chapter applicants they must apply with a letter to the current President of NARGS. For those people who know of a student of Botany or Horticulture, it is suggested they encourage the student to apply for this generous student membership.