The National Society of Accountants (NSA) Scholarship Foundation announced on Tuesday that it is accepting scholarship applications from up-and-coming accounting students across the country for its 2016 scholarships.

The Foundation looks to award scholarships to U.S. or Canadian undergrads majoring in accounting at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S. Since its inception in 1969, the NSA Scholarship Foundation has awarded over $1 million to students pursuing a career in the accounting field.

“Accounting is a growing field and an outstanding career opportunity for students interested in this work,” stated NSA Scholarship Foundation chair Sharon Cook. “We also see the rising cost of higher education and hope we can make it easier for some of these students to achieve their goals.”

Applicants are judged on scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership ability, and financial need. They must have a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better GPA.

Scholarships range from $500 - $2,500. In 2015, the Foundation awarded $45,875 to 39 deserving candidates.

Scholarship applications are due March 31, 2016. To apply, review application guidelines, or for additional information head to the Society's site here