NABA Eastern Region Student Conference Scholarship Program
Sponsor: NABA Eastern Region
Open Date: Jan 15, 2018
Close Date: Jul 13, 2018
Since inception, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) has provided millions in scholarship funds to deserving students. Through the generous contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations that share NABA's desire to break through the economic barriers African-American (Black) or an individuals of African descent often experience, NABA has offered scholarships on a national, regional and local level.
NABA Eastern Region Scholarship applications will be accepted in their entirety if completed online by 11:59PM on Friday, July 13, 2018. Transcripts must be postmarked Friday, July 13, 2018 to be accepted. Recipients are required to attend the Eastern Region Student Conference (ERSC) October 4 – 6, 2018 in Norfolk, VA. In addition, all recipients are required to attend the Scholars Reception and Breakfast during the 2018 ERSC. Actual cash awards will be made immediately following the breakfast. CPA Review courses are non-cash awards and will be presented by November 2018. Cash awards will be distributed once proof of enrollment is received.
- NABA Eastern Region Scholarships
- CPA Review Scholarships
- Corporate Partner Scholarships
A NABA Eastern Region Student Scholarship Application must be completed via the Eastern Region online portal. Please type your responses in each field, including "N/A" for items that are not applicable to you. The application MUST be completed in its entirety online. The following items must be submitted as prescribed below:
- An essay of a minimum of 500 words (maximum 750).
- An UNOFFICIAL current Academic Transcript (at least through Spring 2018 semester/quarter). You must request that your University's registrar forward the transcript to the application submission address which is listed below. Only transcripts sealed by your University's registrar will be accepted. We will not accept copies or other unofficial transcripts. Most schools assess a nominal service charge to send official transcripts, which will remain the applicant's responsibility.
- An UNOFFICIAL current Academic Transcript (at least through Spring 2018 semester/quarter) should be UPLOADED.
- A letter of recommendation from a member of the accounting/business faculty at your University or a current/former employer ONLY. This letter must detail at minimum the applicant’s academic performance and/or work ethnic in order to help determine the applicant’s eligibility.
- A letter of recommendation from a NABA professional (this member cannot be related to you). This letter must detail the applicant’s involvement in the organization and why they are deserving of a NABA Regional Scholarship. NOTE: Applicants must request both recommenders to submit letters directly via the online portal prior to the deadline. Letters submitted by students will not be accepted. Each recommender should provide a letter with a handwritten signature. Also, both letters are required for all types of scholarships.
- A current resume that has been reviewed and approved by a NABA professional. At a minimum, resumes should include: education history, detailed work experience, extracurricular activities (including NABA involvement), and awards/accomplishments. Applicants should provide dates for all items included in the resume. All information on the resume should agree to information provided within the application (ie: academic information including GPA, activities, dates of involvement, etc). Applications with discrepancies in information will not be considered.
- A short bio. Please provide a brief personal biography/introduction that includes academic achievements and involvement in NABA as well as why you should be selected to receive the scholarship.
- Applicants who are not US citizens should be prepared to provide a copy of their permanent resident visa, if requested.
- Applicants should request their school's Registrars Office to electronically send their OFFICIAL transcript to the following address: email@example.com.
NOTE: Official transcripts provided by students or received after the deadline will not be accepted.
All materials above must be submitted via the online portal by Friday, July 13, 2018 for your application to be considered.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your registrar has enough time to get the required items to you or NABA. We can only accept original transcripts. Faxed materials will not be accepted. NABA is not responsible for items lost or improperly handled by the mail carrier services. We will send confirmation emails within a week of receipt. Please plan carefully so that your application receives the consideration it deserves. Questions should be directed to Ashlei Pope, ERSC Scholarship Committee Chair, via email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants are responsible for reviewing their application PRIOR to submission. Incomplete applications, including applications without both letters of recommendation, WILL NOT be considered.
- Be of African-American (Black) or of African descent.
- Be an ACTIVE NABA student member, whose membership dues have been received by NABA's National Office no later than September 7, 2018. Dues are $35.00 for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Be registered for the 2018 Eastern Region Student Conference by September 7, 2018.
- Attend the entire NABA Eastern Region Student Conference in 2018 including the Scholars Reception and Scholarship Breakfast in order to receive funding unless prior written authorization is received from the NABA Eastern Region Student Conference Scholarship Chair.
- Be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university with a minimum of six (6) completed semester hours (or equivalent) of accounting or business credits towards your undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or first-year senior accounting, finance, or business major. Graduating seniors and graduate students may apply for the CPA Review Scholarship only.
- Provide a complete application package by the deadline.
- Meet the minimum overall grade point average requirement of 3.0. Please provide a conversion of your grades to the "4.0 grading scale" if your college or university does not use this scale.
- Undergraduate applicants must provide proof of enrollment to an accredited college or university with a minimum of six (6) registered semester hours (or equivalent) for the Fall 2018 semester.