University Relations

ACAP – National Grant for University Based Programs (in partnership with the AICPA)

NABA has expanded the Accounting Career Awareness Programs (ACAP) by offering grants to colleges and universities to support ACAP Program to high school accounting programs.  We are committed to increasing the likelihood that high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups will complete college and become transformative leaders in the accounting and finance professions through ACAP – National Grant for University Based Programs, working with colleges and universities.  The grant application submission process will be open in the Fall/Winter 2018. 

The ACAP – National Grant for University Based Programs is open to colleges and universities with accredited accounting and finance programs. Priority will be given to new ACAP programs as NABA is looking to expand the number of ACAPs across the country.  New ACAP programs will have the opportunity to launch their programs with more resources. 


For more program information, view the ACAP Summer Program document. 

NABA Professional Chapters go above and beyond working with local universities to provide resources and guidance for ACAP Programs.  The ACAP – National Grant for University Based Programs offers colleges and universities, that aren't currently affiliated with a NABA professional chapter, the opportunity to launch programs.

General Guidelines

  1. Preference will be given to those who have strong cultures of inclusion (culture alignment), high CPA pass rates, and are AACSB or ACBSP accredited schools. 
  2. A maximum of five grants will be awarded each year. 

Budget Allocation

  1. Funds can be used to cover:
    • Participant costs, materials, supplies, student travel.
  2. Funds may not be used for:
    • Other personnel costs, salary, proposal development costs, or non-student travel.
  3. Funds may not be used to support non-ACAP programs.


  1. Submission of complete proposal (development guidelines are below). 
  2. Utilization of the prescribed pre and post assessments for student participants.
  3. Submission of a progress report that includes a selection process update and tentative agenda within 45 days of the scheduled event.
  4. Submission of a final report that includes final list of participants, final agenda, final financial statement, and evidence of partnerships within 90 days of workshop completion.
  5. Minimum participation of at least 25 student attendees. 

Proposal Development

View the ACAP – National Grant for University Based Programs proposal development process

Student Programs

NABA student members include college and graduate school students in more than 150 chapters (professional and student) across the country. As much as a person has friends on campus it is great to have a group of peers in the same major or related field as you. You share experiences such as finding jobs, passing classes, taking school or professional exams, and developing friends and contacts that can help you get through the transition from college to professional life.  As a NABA student member you also have the opportunity to attend the annual NABA Regional Student Conferences where you will be able to network with your peers but also with professionals and leading companies in the accounting and finance fields.  LEARN MORE.