Since inception, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) has provided more than $8 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions. For fiscal year 2009 alone, NABA awarded close to $500,000 and the amount continues to grow annually. Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that share NABA's desire to break through the economic barriers minorities often experience, NABA has offered between 40 - 70 national scholarships annually ranging from $1000 - $5,000.

NABA National Scholarship  $1,500
Corporate Partner Scholarships (various)  $1,000 - $10,000
NABA Member Scholarship Awards (multiple)  $1,000 - $3,000

 To be eligible to receive an award, Applicants must:
  • Be an ethnic minority.

  • Be currently enrolled at a four-year 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 students are not eligible.

  • Meet a minimum grade point average.

2013 National Scholarship Application is Now Available!

The 2013 NABA National Scholarship Application (NSA) is now an online process. Only official transcripts and Letters of Recommendation will be accepted via mail. The application must be completed between January 1 and 11:59pm on January 31, 2013. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

Helpful Documents

The following documents can help you navigate the online National Scholarship Application process. Please use as needed.

NSA Application Checklist – a complete listing of all documents and guidelines.

Guidelines for submitting Letters of Recommendation

Major GPA Calculation Worksheet

2013 National Scholarship Application (Word document).


When will monetary awards be distributed?

Monetary awards are mailed after the NABA Annual National Convention which will take place June 5-8th, 2013. Each recipient will need to provide proof of enrollment for the Fall semester. If the award is to be used towards tuition for the upcoming semester, please be advised that it can several weeks to receive the award once proof of enrollment is received. It is important to make plans around tuition accordingly.

What is proof of enrollment?

Every scholarship recipient is required to show proof that they will be matriculating as a full-time student for the semester following the annual convention (Fall Semester).  The same applies to those scholars going on to graduate school.  Proof of enrollment can take the form of a letter from the registrar or receipt/confirmation of your online registration from your school. It must include your name, listing of courses for the fall semester, and an indication that it is from your school’s official website.

Are scholarship awards made payable to the student or the school?

Awards are made payable to the scholarship recipient unless otherwise requested. Awardees will be sent a Travel and Summer Form which should be used to indicate where the check should be mailed.  If you move your residence before receiving your funds, please notify the NABA National Office.

Are all National Scholarship Program recipients expected to attend the annual national convention?

Not all scholars will be invited to attend the convention. However, those selected to attend will have their hotel and airfare expenses covered for the duration of the convention. The convention officially begins for all students (non-scholars as well) on Wednesday, June 5th and ends Saturday, June 8th which means that all scholars must travel to the convention no later than Tuesday, June 4th.

Can I schedule interviews during the convention?

Yes. However, interviews cannot be scheduled during any of the formal student – related events. 

Once I am a confirmed scholarship recipient, what should I do next?

All NABA National Scholars will receive periodic emails from a special scholar-related email account ( which will provide information about participation in the annual national convention, distribution of scholarship awards and other updates.

Will scholars be expected to cover any expenses during the convention?

Yes. Scholars invited to attend the convention will be expected to cover incidentals including meals not provided during regular convention programming, ground transportation (from/to airport in home city and convention city) and any personal charges placed on the hotel room.

Will scholarship recipients have a hotel room of their own?

No. All scholars will have a same sex roommate at the convention. 

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