The National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from qualified accounting students across the country.
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 it was formed in 1969, the NSA Scholarship Foundation has awarded over $1 million to dedicated students pursuing a career in the accounting profession.
“Filling accounting positions with promising students is the most important thing we can do to advance this critical profession,” says NSA Scholarship Foundation Chair Sharon E. Cook, EA, ABA, ATA, ATP, ARA, of Kuenne Accounting & Tax, Inc. in Saint Louis, MO. “We also know the cost of higher education continues to rise and hope these scholarships will make it easier for some 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 2016, the Foundation awarded $35,300 to 32 deserving candidates.
Scholarship applications are due April 3, 2017. To apply, review application guidelines and for additional information visit, 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. No experience is required to take the ACAT Comprehensive Examination that leads to the ABA credential. In addition to passing the exam, two years of college-level accounting and one year of accounting experience are required to earn the credential. Learn more at www.acatcredentials.org.