NABA Richmond Metro Local Scholarship Program
Sponsor: NABA Richmond
Since 1987 (when we began tracking), the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) has provided over $11 million dollars in scholarship funds to deserving students. Through the generous contributions of NABA’s corporate partners, members, and other organizations that share our desire to acknowledge and reward the achievements of our youth and to assist in breaking through the economic barriers minorities often experience, we offer scholarships on a national, regional, and local level.
- Be African-American (Black) or of African descent.
- Be an ACTIVE NABA student member of the Richmond Metro Chapter. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact the National Office immediately. Special Note: Regardless of the circumstances, once becoming a professional member, you are not permitted to return to student status. Graduate students must have entered graduate school immediately after receiving their undergraduate degree in order to maintain student status and be eligible for a scholarship award.
- 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-related major or be a full-time graduate student (9 semester hours or equivalent) enrolled or accepted into a master’s-level business program.
- Meet the minimum grade point average requirement of 3.5 (major) or 3.3 (overall). Please convert your grades to the "4.0 grading scale" if your college or university does not use this scale.
- Be able to attend the NABA Richmond Chapter Annual Evening of Honors event in order to receive awarded scholarship.
- Submit a completed application inclusive of an official academic transcript mailed to PO Box 757, Richmond, VA 23219 or an unofficial transcript on university letterhead uploaded with application, clear copy of Student/Permanent Resident Visa (if the applicant is not a US Citizen), current resume and a letter of recommendation from a member of the accounting/business faculty at your college/university or from a non-relative who is familiar with your academic and/or professional performance (ie: employer, adviser, faculty, etc.) Letters can be requested through the application.
- Submit a personal biography with the application. If awarded a scholarship, your personal introduction will be included in our scholarship program book.
- Submit an essay response of 200 - 500 words with the application. Topic: In what ways has NABA contributed to your immediate or long term career plans?