Scholarship Program Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Where do I mail my application?
Q:
What does ACTIVE membership mean? 
Q: When will monetary awards be distributed? 
Q: What is proof of enrollment? 
Q: Are scholarship awards made payable to the student or the school? 
Q: Are all National Scholarship Program recipients expected to attend the National Annual Convention & EXPO? 
Q: Can I schedule interviews during the National Annual Convention & EXPO? 
Q: Once I am a confirmed scholarship recipient, what should I do next? 
Q: Will scholars be expected to cover any expenses during the National Annual Convention & EXPO?  
Q: Will scholarship recipients have a hotel room of their own?


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Q: Where do I mail my application?

Application submission is online only.

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Q: What does ACTIVE membership mean?

Active membership means that you are in good financial standing.  Dues for membership enrollment or renewal must be paid by December 31, 2016.

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Q: When will monetary awards be distributed? 

Monetary awards are mailed after the NABA Annual National Convention which will take place June 6th-10th, 2017. Each recipient will need to provide proof of enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester. If the award is to be used towards tuition for the upcoming semester, please be advised that it can take several weeks to receive the award once proof of enrollment is received and validated. It is important to make plans around tuition accordingly.

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Q: What is proof of enrollment? 

All scholarship recipients are 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.

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Q: 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 change your residence before receiving your funds, please notify the NABA National Office.

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Q: Are all National Scholarship Program recipients expected to attend the National Annual Convention & EXPO?

Attendance is not required, but desired. NABA will select a limited number of students for attendance sponsorship. Those selected to attend will have their hotel and airfare expenses covered for the duration of the convention. The 2017 NABA National Convention officially begins for all students (non-scholars as well) on Wednesday, June 7th and ends Friday, June 10th which means that all scholars must travel to the convention no later than Tuesday, June 6th.

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Q: Can I schedule interviews during the National Annual Convention & EXPO?

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

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Q: 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 (scholarships@nabainc.org) which will provide information about participation in the annual national convention, distribution of scholarship awards and other updates.

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Q: Will scholars be expected to cover any expenses during the National Annual Convention & EXPO?

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 account. 

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Q:Will scholarship recipients have a hotel room of their own?

No. All scholars will have a same gender roommate at the National Annual Convention & EXPO.

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