The National Association of Black Accountants recently held their 46th annual National Convention & Expo in New Orleans last month. The week-long program gathered professionals and over 200 students from across the country to network and recognize achievements throughout the year.

Amongst this year's honorees were 54 students receiving NABA's National Scholarships for 2017. The students were awarded close to $100,000 in all, contributed by NABA members and corporate partners.

To qualify for the award, applicants must be African-American, be an active student member of NABA, be enrolled in a four-year United States college or university as a full-time accounting, finance, or business major, and meet a minimum grade point average.

"It was an extraordinary experience for me to attend the national convention for the first time," said an anonymous undergraduate attendee, per NABA. "I can say with certainty that I reaped all the benefits of this conference that I had hoped to. I interviewed with an amazing firm that I desire to work for, attended sessions that were very informative, networked with professionals and members from several states and received a scholarship."

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For the full list and profiles of the 2017 National Scholarship recipients, head to NABA's site here.

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