The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) announced on Tuesday that they are accepting applications for their2017-2018 scholarships.

NABA currently offers approximately 50 national scholarships, ranging from $1,000 - $5,000. The Association has, to date, provided over $11 million in scholarships to students preparing for careers in accounting, finance and business. Scholarships are made possible via donations from individuals, groups, and organizations who "share NABA's desire to break through the economic barriers students of color often experience," per the Association. 

2017-17 scholarship applicants must possess the following:

1. Be African-American or of African descent.

2. Be an activeNABA student member, whose membership dues have been received by NABA's National Office no later than December 31st. 

(NABA notes that once becoming a professional member, applicants are "not permitted to return to student status. Graduate students must have entered graduate school immediately after receiving their undergraduate degree in order to maintain student status and be eligible for a scholarship.") 

3. Be currently enrolled at a four-year United States college or university as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent), undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or first-year senior accounting, finance, or business major; or be a full-time graduate student (9 semester hours or equivalent) enrolled or accepted into a master's-level business program.

4. Meet the minimum grade point average requirement in one's major.

Applications are being accepted through January 31, 2017. For more on NABA and the 2017-18 scholarship applications, head to the Association'ssite here.