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.
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.
To be eligible for this award, you must:
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.
Undergraduates enrolled part or full-time in accounting 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.
Majoring in accounting and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. (on a 4.0 scale)
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 career.
Students in an accredited (4) four-year college may apply for the scholarship for their (2) second, (3) third, or
(4) fourth year of studies, provided they are committed to a major in accounting throughout the remainder of
their college career.
Note: High School Seniors or College Students not yet enrolled in an undergraduate
accounting program are NOT eligible to receive NSA Scholarship Foundation Awards.