Accounting Career Awareness Program - NABA Charlotte






Sponsor Organization:
NABA Charlotte Chapter
North Carolina
Scholarship Overview

The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) – Charlotte Chapter will host the Accounting Career Awareness Program (“ACAP” or the “Program”) in June 14th - 20th, 2020. This free week-long summer residency program provides minority high school students with an exciting opportunity to:

  • Reside at a local university in Charlotte, North Carolina for 5 days and 5 nights
  • Visit some of Charlotte's top Fortune 500 companies to network with Accounting and Finance professionals
  • Work with other high school students in a business case study competition
Scholarship Background
ACAP is a trademark program owned by the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. and is held in 18 major cities across the country. The primary objective of ACAP is to increase understanding of accounting and business career opportunity among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups. This is a 5-day summer residency camp where students reside overnight (under direct adult supervision).

An eligible applicant must be/have:

An eligible applicant must be/have:

Students, who are currently rising sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school with at least a 3.0 grade point average, may complete an application for ACAP. The completed application package includes:

  • A current, official academic transcript – sent separately by the registrar or in an envelope sealed by the school official
  • Two letters of recommendation—letters may be submitted by anyone who knows you well and able to attest to your character, leadership ability, commitment to community service, or academic achievement. This may include someone such as an employer, coach, high school guidance counselor, teacher, principal or mentor. It cannot be your mother, father or guardian, and
  • A brief statement of interest (can be written or video)

Students must complete the entire application package to be considered for ACAP. Incomplete applications will not be considered. There will be no follow-up communication to request information not received by the application deadline.

Selected applicants will be invited to an in-person or phone interview in the Charlotte area on a date, time and location chosen by the ACAP Committee. The tentative interview dates are April 6th - 10th, 2020.

Notifications, including interview details and rejections, will be communicated via electronic mail (e-mail). Please confirm the email addresses provided in the application are accurate and legible. Failure to respond to email correspondence within the requested time frames will be considered forfeiture of interview time.

If selected to participate in the program, each student and one parent/guardian must attend an orientation on Sunday, June 14th, 2020. Students selected for ACAP must also attend the entire program from check-in on the afternoon of Sunday, June 14th, 2020 through the awards reception on Friday, June 19, 2020. Additional rules and regulations will be provided to the students chosen to participate in the Program.

Please note that all mail is received at a PO Box, therefore please do not send application packages that require a signature receipt.

Please email with any questions.