NAB Dollars for Scholars $1,000 College Scholarship

Are you a student looking to supplement your college education funding with a scholarship? Know a talented young adult deserving of financial aid assistance? North American Bancard (NAB) is proud to present the $1,000 NAB Dollars for Scholars college scholarship, available to high school students planning to attend college and to current university students studying business. Consistent with our mission to provide the best merchant services in the industry, the NAB Dollars for Scholars college scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates thoughtful ideas about the future of payments.

From ecommerce transactions to mobile payments, the way people purchase goods is exciting and continually evolving. We want to hear from students about how they think payments will develop in the next five years. One winning essay applicant, each fall and spring semester, will be awarded $1,000, to use for tuition and other education expenses at the school of the winner's choice.

How to Apply for the NAB Dollars for Scholars Scholarship

Applying for the NAB Dollars for Scholars scholarship is simple. To apply, current and future college students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Must be 18 years old or older.
Must be currently enrolled in high school with the intent of attending a university in the following semester, or must be currently enrolled in college.
Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8

Applicants who meet the criteria must write and submit a 500- to 750-word essay about their thoughts on how the payments landscape will change in the next five years and what they think the future of payments is. We are interested in learning what applicants believe are the current or emerging technologies and methods that will dominate payment transactions over the next few years. We're looking for reasoning behind the suggestions, based on current trends and personal experiences. We encourage applicants to get creative. The topic is purposefully broad, so students can present their views with no limitations.

One essay applicant per semester will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship to be used for education expenses at the school of the winner's choice. Past winners may not apply again, but those who do not win are encouraged to keep applying.

Deadlines for essays are March 31, 11:59 p.m., for fall semesters and October 31, 11:59 p.m., for spring semesters. Applications received after the deadline will be eligible for the following semester. Applicants should send the following to

Name, email address, and phone number
500- to 750-word essay, with name, phone number, and email address at the top of each page
Most recent school transcript
Proof of enrollment at college for the following semester

Our team will send applicants confirmation of receipt of the essay application, as well as alert applicants if their essays will be displayed on the North American Bancard website or social media channels.

NAB Supports the Future of Merchant Services

At North American Bancard, we're constantly innovating with our merchant services products to deliver the best payment tools to entrepreneurs and businesses. For more than two decades, we've been trusted by businesses around the United States looking for reliable and efficient merchant services. By offering the NAB Dollars for Scholars scholarship, we strive to continue our forward-thinking philosophy by instilling a legacy through the talented students who win our scholarship.

If you're a student who will attend or is attending college, we encourage you to apply. Please share this with any students you know who are passionate about business and the future of payments. Whether they're budding entrepreneurs or aspiring engineers in the merchant services field, we look forward to reading students' thoughts about how payments will evolve.


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