NABA Scholarship Program
Since inception, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) has provided millions in scholarship funds to deserving students. Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that share NABA's desire to break through the economic barrier minorities often experience, NABA has offered scholarships on a national, regional and local level.
Scholarship applications will be accepted The Local Scholarship application will be accepted from December 1 - February 16 (postmark deadline) of each year.
These scholarships will be presented at the Evening of Honors to be held on April 27, 2007. The actual cash awards will be made after receipt of proof of enrollment for the period(s) covered by the award.
- Be an ethic minority.
- Be an ACTIVE NABA member, whose membership dues have been received by NABA's National Office no later than before the scholarship acceptance period (ie National - December 31st). Dues are $20.00 for undergraduate or graduate students. Special Note: Regardless of the circumstances, once becoming a professional member, you are not permitted to return to student status. Graduate students must have entered graduate school immediately after receiving their undergraduate degree.
- Be currently enrolled at a United States college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent), undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or first-year senior accounting, finance, or business major or be a full-time graduate student (9 semester hours or equivalent) enrolled or accepted into a master's-level business program. Current high school seniors are eligible at the regional and local level only. Distribution of funds to high school awardees will occur upon documentation of student membership and entry into college or university.
- Meet the minimum grade point average requirement in your major and overall as shown below. Please provide a conversion of your grades to the "4.0 grading scale" if your college or university does not use this scale.
- Scholarships may have other specific criteria that are not identified on this application.
Please submit the following:
- A completed NABA Scholarship Application (NSA). Please type or clearly print your responses, including "N/A" for items that are not applicable to you. The application MUST be completed in its entirety, submitted with the items listed below.
- An official current Academic Transcript (through the most recently completed semester). You must request that your University's registrar forward the transcript directly to you or the National Office. We will not accept student copies or other unofficial transcripts. Most schools assess a nominal service charge to send official transcripts.
- A clear copy of Student/Permanent Resident Visa (only if applicant IS NOT a United States citizen).
- A Current Resume and two (2) letters of recommendation. One must be from a member of the accounting/business faculty. The other must be from a professional NABA member (this member cannot be related to you).
- A Personal Biography of 500 words or less. Your biography should specifically discuss your career objectives, leadership abilities, community activities, and your involvement in NABA (include any offices held, exceptional achievements, and/or special recognition).
- If you are a student who has demonstrated the character to persevere by overcoming a personal, family, or financial hardship, please include an additional statement of 500 words or less describing the circumstances and how the obstacles were overcome. The Mark Miller Award is dedicated to these students.
Awards are made for the academic year following when the scholarship was awarded. Awards will be sent directly to the student. Awardees may qualify for renewals as long as the student continues to make satisfactory progress toward completion of their degree requirements, but she/he must re-apply each year.
Mail application and all accompanying materials to:
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
Richmond Metropolitan Chapter
P.O. Box 757
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0757
Postmark Deadline: February 16
It is your responsibility to ensure that your registrar have enough time (usually three to four weeks) to get the required items to you or NABA. We can only accept original documents. Faxed materials will not be accepted. NABA is not responsible for items lost or improperly handled by the mail carrier services. We recommend having the scholarship package sent by certified mail. Please plan carefully so that your application receives the consideration it deserves.