ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 18, 2012 - Paying for college is never easy.
But the National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation has made it easier by offering scholarships to promising accounting students across the country. The Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduates who are U.S. or Canadian citizens enrolled part-time or full-time in a degree program at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States.
Applicants for awards are judged on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, and an outside appraisal. They must have a “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better grade point average.
Scholarship award amounts range from $500-$2,000, depending on available funding at the time of the awards.
Last year the NSA Scholarship Foundation awarded 32 scholarships totaling $30,000 to worthy recipients from across the country.
The Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2013-14 scholarship program. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 10, 2013 and sent to Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, which manages the application process. The scholarship application guidelines and additional information can be found online at http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/nsacct.
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NSA and its affiliates represent members who provide accounting, auditing, tax preparation, financial and estate planning, and management services to approximately 19 million individuals and business clients. Most members are sole practitioners or partners in small- to medium- size accounting firms. NSA protects the public by requiring its members to adhere to a strict code of ethics. For more information, visit www.nsacct.org.
The National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization formed in response to NSA member commitment to education and the accounting profession. Through its national scholarship program, the Foundation encourages the next generation of accountants by providing financial assistance to college students majoring in accounting. The Foundation also administers an Educational Grant Program which provides grant funding for the development or enhancement of educational programs, surveys, research and other education activities for those currently in the profession. The NSA Scholarship Foundation, a tax-exempt organization, relies on voluntary, tax-deductible contributions received from individuals, businesses and organizations to fund the activities necessary to sustain its programs.
Al Rickard, CAE
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