National Scholarship Program

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 (FY2016 and FY2017), NABA awarded over $195,000 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. Congratulations to the 2018 Scholarship Recipients, that were honored at the NABA National Convention..

"NABA has really been the life blood a lot of times of my career, so if it wasn't for participating as well as winning the scholarship and having the opportunity to go to the student conferences and network and meet these professionals my career would not be - I wouldn't even know where I would be."  Kristina Williams, former NABA Scholarship recipient. 

View more Reflections from NABA Scholarship Recipients.

Below is a list of scholarships that NABA offers:

Scholarship Type Award Amounts  Deadline
NABA National Scholarship Program $1,500 December 15, 2018
Corporate Partner Scholarships  $1,000 to $5,000 December 15, 2018
NABA Member Scholarship Awards $1,000 to $3,000 December 15, 2018
CPA Exam Reviews NOTE: the CPA Exam Review Scholarships are a credit for free or discounted review courses and are not paid to the students in cash.



NABA National Scholarship Program

The 2019 National Scholarship Program application period is open until December 15, 2018.   

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

  1. Must be Black (includes African, African-American, Caribbean, etc.)
  2. Must be an ACTIVE* NABA student member**, whose membership dues have been received by NABA's National Headquarters no later than December 31, 2018

    1. * If you are unsure of your status, please call NABA member services (240-542-5000) prior to the deadline.
      ** Once becoming a professional member, you are not permitted to return to student status, regardless of the circumstances. Graduate students must have entered graduate school immediately following receipt of their undergraduate degree in order to maintain student status and eligibility for a scholarship.

  3. Must be currently enrolled at a four-year United States college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent) undergraduate student (freshman, sophomore, junior, or first-year senior) majoring in accounting, finance, or business major, or they may be a full-time graduate student (9 semester hours or equivalent) enrolled or accepted into a master’s-level business program.
  4. Must meet the minimum required grade point average* of 3.5 in your major and 3.3 overall. * Please provide a conversion of your grades to the "4.0 grading scale" if your college or university does not use this scale.

Online Application

Apply today:  Online NABA National Scholarship Application 

View the complete application requirements and instructions.


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