Scholarship

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Purpose

The BlueBird Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students provides three (3) awards of up to $5,000 each for the 2017 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.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Must be a Native American. (Documentation of Native identity is required. Attach a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, letter from 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.

The BlueBird Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students Application consists of the following

• The Application (all forms are in the downloadable pdf below). Answer all questions, sign, and submit online to scholarship@bluebirdcpas.com.
• Personal Statement. All applicants must provide a complete essay with responses to questions 1–3 in Part II.
• Academic Study Plan Form. This form must be completed and signed by your school’s Academic Adviser.
• Transcripts. Official copies of transcripts from all colleges previously attended. See release waiver section in Terms and Conditions Form (p. 8).
• Letters of Recommendation. Forms are required from A) Academic Recommender and B) American Indian Community Recommender. Letters of reference must be attached on official letterhead from the individual supplying the reference.
• Native American Community Service Form
• Terms and Conditions Form
• Rules and Regulations

Application Procedures

You may download the application below. All documents must be submitted online no later than February 15, 2017, to scholarship@bluebirdcpas.com by 5:00 P.M. PST on the deadline date. No faxed or late applications will be accepted. Applicants are responsible for following up on their application status with the Scholarship Coordinator. If you have any questions or need assistance in completing any portion of the BlueBird Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students Application, please email scholarship@bluebirdcpas.com.

Deadline: February 15, 2017

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