Accounting Students Can Apply Online for NSA Scholarship Foundation Awards
The National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications for 2016 scholarships from promising accounting students across the country. Scholarship applications are due March 31, 2016.
The Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduates who are U.S. or Canadian citizens majoring in accounting at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States. Since its formation in 1969, the NSA Scholarship Foundation has awarded over $1 million to dedicated students pursuing a career in the accounting profession.
“Accounting is a growing field and an outstanding career opportunity for students interested in this work,” says NSA Scholarship Foundation Chair Sharon E. Cook, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP, ARA St. Louis, “We also see the rising cost of higher education and hope we can make it easier for some of these students to achieve their goals.”
Applicants for awards are judged on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, and financial need. They must have a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better grade point average.
Scholarships typically range from $500 – $2,500. In 2015, the Foundation awarded $45,875 to 39 deserving candidates.
Interested accounting students can apply online, review application guidelines and get additional information at: http://www.nsacct.org/scholarships.
For students nearing graduation or new to the accounting profession, the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT), which is affiliated with NSA, offers an Accredited Business Accountant (ABA) credential. Learn more at www.acatcredentials.org.