National Student Programs


Thank you for expressing an interest in the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Minority Scholarship Program. The primary objective of this program is to encourage more minorities to pursue undergraduate and advanced degree studies in accounting and finance.

Scholarship Awards and Funding Source
Scholarships are awarded by NABA and funded by monies contributed by it corporate partners which consist of public and private corporations, accounting firms, individual CPAs, and many more. Scholarships are distributed annually in various amounts up to $2,500. The amounts are typically paid in two equal installments in September and January of the academic year. All disbursements will be made payable directly to the college or university. Awards are made for a single academic year.

You may qualify for a repeat application as long as you continue to make satisfactory progress toward completion of your academic requirements, up to a total of four years.

Eligibility and Criteria to Apply
NABA Scholarships are available to both minority college (full or part-time) and high school (seniors) students with a concentration in accounting or finance.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
College Students
- Concentration in accounting or finance
- Must be a minority and a full-time student
- Provide evidence of a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Must be a financial student member of NABA for the current fiscal year

High School Students
- Must be a minority and a student in 9th grade or higher
- Interested in pursuing academic studies in accounting or finance
- Provide evidence of a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Be a financial student member of NABA for the current fiscal year

How to Apply
Note, applications that are not submitted by the postmarked deadline, without the required information or by students who are not NABA members during the current fiscal year will not be considered for a scholarship award. A membership application and dues may be submitted along with the scholarship application. 
Note: Application deadline has been extended for the FY2021 program
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Volunteer for Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet
The Chapter 2nd Vice President oversees the Scholarship Committee. The Committee is primarily professional and student NABA members who volunteer their time beginning in early January to prepare for the Annual Banquet which is generally held in early Summer before the Fiscal Year ends June 30.  Due to COVID related delayes the 2021 Scholarship event will be held in August 2021.

Please send a note to or if you have questions about the scholarship process or would like to volunteer on the Committee.

2021 NABA Detroit Scholarship Event - Save the Date in August 2021
In 2020, our Keynote Speaker was Chief Diversity Officer at Quicken Loans, Trina Scott. 

Refer back to this page for details on the 2021 Scholarship Awards Event.