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 2017 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 Jan. 31, 2018
Corporate Partner Scholarships  $1,000 to $5,000 Jan. 31, 2018
NABA Member Scholarship Awards $1,000 to $3,000 Jan. 31, 2018



NABA National Scholarship Program

The 2018 National Scholarship Program application period opened November 27, 2017.  The scholarship application process closed January 31, 2018.

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

  1. Be African-American (Black).
  2. Be an ACTIVE NABA student member, whose membership dues have been received by NABA's National Office no later than December 31st.
  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. 
  4. Meet the minimum grade point average requirement in your major and overall as shown below.?
Scholarships Major GPA
Overall GPA
NABA National, Corporate Partner, NABA Member Scholarship Awards 3.5 3.3

View the complete application requirements and instructions.

Online 2018 NABA National Scholarship Application 

The scholarship application submission closed January 31, 2018.


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