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Scholarship Chair: Lakia Rutherford-Sargent
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Scholarship Information
The Boston Professional Chapter of NABA offers 3 types of scholarships to help ensure the continued advancement of minorities in the accounting profession:

Scholarship Type

Educational Institution Scholarships

Educational Institution Scholarships are awarded to students that have been accepted into an undergraduate program at one of NABA Boston’s partnering colleges/universities (Bentley University) or plan to apply to the Bentley University McCallum Graduate School Or Clark University Graduate School of Management. These renewable scholarships are for students entering their first year of undergraduate or graduate school and depending on the recipient’s enrollment status can be for partial or full tuition.

The Clark University Scholarships are for MBA, MS Accounting, MS Finance and MS Management majors.

Undergraduate applicants to Bentley University must be admitted through the institutions early decision program. The University makes final scholarship determination.

Corporate Partner Scholarships

Corporate Scholarships are funded by NABA Boston’s Corporate Partners. These scholarships are non-renewing and are awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students.

Certification Scholarships

NABA Boston’s Corporate Partner, Becker Professional Education, funds certification Scholarships. This scholarship is for students and professionals pursuing a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License. This Scholarship includes full Becker CPA review course for all 4 parts of the CPA Exam.

Applicants must meet the state educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam and cannot be currently employed by a company, which offers a free CPA review course.

Additional requirements:
• 1 Page executive summary explaining why you should receive the scholarship

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible to receive an award:

1 Must be a student or professional of an underrepresented group
2 Be an ACTIVE Member of NABA. Current High School Seniors must become a member of NABA and if awarded and maintain membership.
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 graduate student enrolled or accepted into a master's-level business program.
4 Meet a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in major of Accounting, Finance or other business related major and overall GPA of 3.0.


Applications are accepted from January 7 – February 15

Submission Requirements

• Application (send requests to
• Essay discussing career goals and how NABA can help reach those goals
• Current official transcript. (If unavailable a printout from schools website is acceptable)
• Two current letters of recommendation from professors /teachers
• Current Resume
• Brief Biography
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