NSA Scholarship Foundation Accepting Applications for 2016 Scholarships Until March 31, 2016
The National Society of Accountants is now accepting applications for 2016 scholarships.
The NSA Scholarship Foundation was established in 1969 to further the careers of promising accounting students. 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, the NSA Scholarship Foundation has awarded over $1 million to dedicated students pursuing a career in the accounting profession. In 2015, the Foundation awarded $45,875 to 39 deserving candidates.
“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.
Applications are due March 31, 2016, and Scholarships typically range from $500 - $2,500. 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.