National Association of Black Accountants Scholarship Program

Website: NABA


Since inception, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) has provided more than $8 million in scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions. For fiscal year 2009 alone, NABA awarded close to $500,000 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 minorities often experience, NABA has offered between 40 - 70 national scholarships annually ranging from $1000 - $5,000.

NABA offers three scholarships:

  1. Mark Miller Award Statement.  This award is for those applicants who fall below the GPA requirements for all other scholarships but have at least a GPA of 2.0 major, 2.5 overall. An additional statement of 500 words or less must be included in your application to be considered for this award. Your statement should demonstrate how you overcame personal, family or financial hardship to persevere in pursuit of your degree. Please include an additional page with “Mark Miller Award Statement” and your name at the top of the page.
  2. Anna M. Winston Award. This award is for applicants attending a Historically Black College or University, and have a GPA not to exceed 2.5 overall. Applicants for this award will be required to sign a pledge form with a promise to make a contribution to this scholarship fund ($500 - $1,000) within 5 years of graduation from college.
  3. NABA 20 Pearls Award. Applicants for this award must be active members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Finalists for this award may be asked to provide proof of active membership.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be an ethnic minority.
  2. Be an ACTIVE NABA student member, whose membership dues have been received by NABA's National Office no later than December 31st.  Dues of $20.00 for undergraduate or graduate students must be received by this date. If you are unsure of your status, please call the national office prior to the deadline.  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.
  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.  Current high school students are not eligible.
  4. Meet the minimum grade point average requirement in your major and overall as shown below.  Please provide a conversion of your grades to the "4.0 grading scale" if your college or university does not use this scale.
Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • International or Other Visa Status
  • Undocumented

Please Submit with your application:

  • A completed online National Scholarship Application (NSA). Please type your responses, including "N/A" for items that are not applicable to you.
  • An official current Academic Transcript (through the current fall semester). Official transcripts must be uploaded to the online application. We will not accept student copies or other unofficial transcripts.
  • A clear copy of Student/Permanent Resident Visa
  • A Current Resume. Resumes are to be uploaded in the online application.
  • One Letter of Recommendation. Must be 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 (i.e. employer, advisor, etc.). Letters must be current and on Letterhead. Letters must be uploaded to the online application
  • A Personal Biography of 75 words or less (Copy and Paste in application). If awarded a scholarship your personal introduction will be included in our scholarship luncheon program book.
  • A Professional Headshot. Upload must consist of 3 different photos. Each photo should be named using the following format: last name_first name_1; last name_first name_2; last name_first name_3
  • An Essay Response of 500 words or less (Copy and Paste in application). Describe why you chose your major and the ways you will embody NABA's motto, "Lifting As We Climb"
Contact Information

National Association of Black Accountatnts, Inc.
7474 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 1120
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
tel: 301-474-NABA301-474-NABA