NSA Scholarship Foundation 


A funding resource for career development, lifelong learning, educational programs, and the future, the NSA Scholarship Foundation works to build career paths into and within the accounting profession. With its scholarship awards, the Foundation assists dedicated students who are committed to a career in accounting by providing financial assistance to support their education. With its educational grant program, the Foundation supports professional development and educational activities to expand the body of knowledge within today’s practitioner community.

Formed in 1969, the Foundation is a 501(c)3, tax-exempt organization and relies on voluntary, tax-deductible contributions to support its programs. A nine-member Board of Trustees holds full fiduciary responsibility for management of the Foundation and its programs.
Each year, thousands of students contact NSA seeking help to meet the ever-increasing costs of higher education. In response, the NSA Scholarship Foundation provides financial encouragement to promising accounting students across the country. The Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduates enrolled in a degree program at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants for awards are judged on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, and financial need.

In 2014, the Foundation contributed $34,450 to 33 new deserving candidates. Read More.


The 2014 scholarship application window has closed. The next application window will open in January 2015.

For eligibility requirements, award details, selection requirements and more, click here to download the:
 NSA Scholarship Guidelines & FAQs. 


Accreditation in Accountancy 

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. ACAT credentials can help you build your career in tax and accounting.

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 and find out which credential is right for you at http://www.acatcredentials.org






NSA Scholarship Foundation