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National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation

Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible for this award, you must:
• be a United States or Canadian citizen.
o Permanent residents are NOT eligible to apply with the exception of applicants from Arizona. Legal residents
from Arizona may apply.
• be majoring in accounting, having maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
• be an undergraduate enrolled part- or full-time at an accredited (2) two-year or (4) four-year college or university in
the United States.
o Applicants from Arizona must carry a minimum of 9 credit hours.
o Students in an accredited (2) two-year college may apply following their first semester grades or during their
second year if transferring to a (4) four-year institution, provided they are committed to a major in
accounting throughout the remainder of their college careers.
o Students in an accredited (4) four-year college may apply for the scholarship for their second, third, or
fourth year of studies, provided they are committed to a major in accounting throughout the remainder of
their college careers.
Note: High School Seniors or College Students not yet enrolled in an undergraduate accounting program are NOT eligible
to receive NSA Scholarship Foundation Awards.

What are the selection criteria?
An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering:
• Academic achievements and records
• Leadership and community involvement
• Honors and awards
• Work experience
• Statement of goals and aspirations
• Financial need (Arizona financial need scholarship only)
Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.
What are the details of the award?
• Award amounts range from $500 to $2,200.
• Awards are for undergraduate study only and are not renewable (with exception of the Stanley H. Stearman Award);
however, students may reapply each year as long as they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.
• The scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load at
accredited, nonprofit two- or four-year colleges/universities in the United States.
• Students may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.