Since its inception, NABA, Inc. has provided more than $11 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various accounting, finance and business professions. In the past two fiscal years (FY2015 and FY2016), NABA awarded over $230,000 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 students of color often experience, NABA offers an average of 50 national scholarships annually ranging from $1,000 - $5,000.

Scholarship Type Award Amounts  Deadline
NABA National Scholarship $1,500 November 15 –  January 31
Corporate Partner Scholarships  $1,000 to $5,000 TBD
NABA Member Scholarship Awards $1,000 to $3,000 TBD
NABA Southern Region Scholarship Varies July 1, 2017 - August 28, 2017
NABA Central Region Student Conference Scholarship Varies May 1, 2017 - July 15, 2017
NABA Eastern Region Student Conference Scholarship Program Varies February 6, 2017 - July 14, 2017
NABA Western Region Scholarship Varies TBD


Students must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to receive an award:

  1. Be African-American (Black) or of African descent.
  2. Be an ACTIVE Student Member of NABA.
  3. 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.
  4. Meet a minimum grade point average.

Scholarship Information and Additional Resources

National Scholarship Program Application

The National Scholarship Program application period has closed.  Please apply next year!

Review the application instructions here.