NABA Eastern Region Student Conference Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Sponsor: NABA Eastern Region

Open Date: Feb 03, 2020
Open Time: midnight
Close Date: Jul 31, 2020
Close Time: 11:59 p.m.

Timezone: US/Eastern

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Scholarship Overview

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 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 31, 2020. Transcripts must be postmarked Sunday, July 31, 2020 to be accepted. Recipients are required to attend the Eastern Region Student Conference (ERSC) September 24 – September 26, 2020 in Pittsburg, PA. In addition, all recipients are required to attend the Scholars Reception and luncheon during the 2020 ERSC. Actual cash awards will be made immediately following the luncheon.

Scholarship Types

  • NABA Eastern Region Scholarships
  • CPA Review Scholarships
  • Corporate Partner Scholarships

CPA Review courses are non-cash awards and will be presented by November 2020. Cash awards will be distributed once proof of enrollment is received.

Scholarship Background

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 OFFICIAL current Academic Transcript (at least through Spring 2020 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

    NOTE: Applicants can also request to have their unofficial transcript e-mailed by their school’s Registrar’s Office to
  • An UNOFFICIAL current Academic Transcript (at least through Spring 2020 semester/quarter) should be UPLOADED
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional references (e.g. faculty member, current/former employer, professional mentor, NABA professional, etc.). Letters must detail at minimum the applicant’s academic performance and/or work ethic in order to help determine the applicant’s eligibility

    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 hand-written signature.
  • 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. Video submission is also acceptable
  • Completion of a phone interview. Instructions for scheduling an interview are provided within the application. Each interview will last approximately 45-60 minutes and will be conducted by a member of the ERSC Scholarship Committee.
  • Applicants who are not US citizens should be prepared to provide a copy of their permanent resident visa, if requested.
  • All materials above must be submitted via the online portal by Sunday, July 31, 2020 for your application to be considered. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT should be postmarked by Sunday, July 31, 2020 and MAILED to:

    Whitney Russell
    P.O. Box 38822
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    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 that it deserves. Questions should be directed to Whitney Russell, ERSC Scholarship Committee Chair, via email -

All applicants are responsible for reviewing their application PRIOR to submission. Incomplete applications, including applications without both letters of recommendation, WILL NOT be considered.


Applicants Must:

  • Provide a complete application package by the deadline, July 31, 2020.
  • 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 August 30, 2020. Dues are $35.00 for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Be registered for the 2020 Eastern Region Student Conference by August 30, 2020.
  • Attend the entire NABA Eastern Region Student Conference in 2020 including the Scholars Reception and Scholarship Luncheon 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. For purposes of this application, business majors include but are not limited to: business administration, marketing, computer science, economics, and information systems. 
  • 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.
  • All 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 2020 semester, unless receiving a CPA Review Scholarship.

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