NABA National Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is a national membership organization with the primary purpose of developing, encouraging, and serving as a resource for greater participation by African Americans and other minorities in the accounting profession. NABA’s programs are designed to help strengthen the skills base for its student members, provide support to those professionals seeking higher levels of accomplishment, identify opportunities for minority students and professionals in the accounting profession, and encourage a greater number of African-American students to select accounting as their chosen field of study. NABA works actively with accounting firms, corporations, schools, and colleges in the placement of minority candidates for accounting positions. NABA was established in 1969 by a group of nine African-American accountants who were concerned about the limited number of minorities in the field of accounting, and particularly, the limited number of certified public accountants. At the time of inception, there were about 100 African-American CPAs; today, there are more than 5,000 members. Scholarships: NABA makes available student scholarships at both the national and local levels. Scholarships are awarded to deserving and successful college students to assist in furthering their education. Over $2 million has been awarded over the past 10 years. Scholarships include the following: NABA National Scholarship: minimum amount is $6,000; overall GPA of 3.3 and accounting GPA of 3.5 required. Various sponsored scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000, overall GPA of 3.3 and accounting GPA of 3.5 required. To be eligible for a NABA scholarship, you must: be an ethnic minority who is an undergraduate business major (accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, etc.); be a paid NABA member for the current fiscal year; have an overall and accounting GPA as previously indicated; and submit a personal biography of no more than 500 words indicating career objectives, leadership abilities, community activities, and NABA involvement.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: 500

Max Award: 6000

Deadline: 2019-12-31


Sponsoring Organization National Association of Black Accountants
7249-A Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Contact Person:

Phone: (301) 474-NABA (6222)

Fax: Fax: (301) 474-3114