Blue Bird Due February 15th 2018
The BlueBird Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students provides three (3) awards of up to $5,000 each for the 2018 academic year. As a competitive, merit-based scholarship, the BlueBird Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students was established to assist Native American students in pursuing their goals of higher education and accounting, and ultimately to enter the accounting profession. Scholarships shall be granted to eligible applicants on a yearly basis (as long as there are funds available). Each award is for a 12-month period, renewable for a second year pending demonstration of exceptional progress. Scholarships are awarded through competitive application and are open to Native Americans only.
1. Must be a Native American. (Documentation of Native identity is required. Attach an official copy of your enrollment card (if applicable), or letter from Tribe verifying applicant is a recognized member of the Tribe, and a photograph).
2. Must be a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
3. Must be actively involved in the Native American community by completing 60 hours of community service with an approved Native American Community Agency and provide documentation of hours served from that Agency on official letterhead.
4. Two letters of recommendation are required from A) an Academic Recommender and B) an American Indian Community Recommender. Letters of reference must be on official letterhead from the individual supplying the reference.
5. Must have completed the BlueBird Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students Application and be in good standing in accordance with all Scholarship Rules and Regulations (see pp. 9–10).
6. All undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 and all graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
7. Must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have financial need as determined by the appropriate Office of Financial Aid.