National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. Chicago Chapter​​
"Lifting As We Climb"

Student Membership





****Click here to access the 2012 NABA Chicago Scholarship Application page****

NABA Chicago Student Chapters

Chicago State University
DePaul University
Northern Illinois University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Roosevelt University
University of Illinois at Chicago
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University

NABA sponsors several key programs and services designed to address the needs of students majoring in the fields of accounting, finance, or business administration. If you are a student interested in obtaining the grooming necessary to begin a successful career in business, obtaining competencies that are not taught in the classroom such as Business Etiquette, Networking, and Money Management, then NABA can equip you with these and more

Student Programs

The National Scholarship Program is administered at the national and local level. These competitive scholarships are awarded to deserving and successful college students to assist in furthering their education. Over $2.6 million has been awarded since inception.

Regional Student Conferences are held annually in each of four regions. They focus on career development and placement, as well as preparation for entry into the accounting profession. At the conferences, students can interview for internships and permanent positions.

ACHIEVE student newsletter is dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with information on the business world, updates on NABA activities, and articles written to motivate growth and development in the reader. The newsletter is published three times a year.

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is a one-week residency program for high school students interested in a career in business. Held at a local college or university, the program introduces students to accounting, finance, economics and management through a focused, undergraduate-level program taught by college faculty and guest lecturers from business and government.

NABA also sponsors the Annual National Convention during which both professionals and students interact with representatives from organizations interested in hiring. At the convention, forums are held to discuss major issues of the African American community and many social activities are planned to make sure you have a chance to express yourself. Note: Professional members who return to school are not eligible for student membership.