Scholarships for Full and Part Time Students

In 1985, the GFOA’s executive board voted to create the Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship to recognize outstanding performances by graduate program students preparing for a career in state and local government finance.  The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship competition is for students who are enrolled full-time in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance.  Eligible students should expect to be enrolled in the 2014 semester (including spring 2015 graduates).  One scholarship of $12,000 is available for award in 2015.  The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship is funded by the Girard Miller Foundation.

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In 1987, the GFOA’s executive board voted to create a Government Accounting  Scholarship to recognize outstanding performance in accounting studies and to encourage careers in state and local government.  The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship competition is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full-time in a university or college preparing for a career in state and local government finance in the United States or Canada.  Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded.  Two scholarships of $7,000 each are available for award in 2015.

Download Greathouse Scholarship application 

In 1993, the GFOA's executive board voted to create the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship to recognize and encourage outstanding minority students enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state or local government finance. The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship competition is for minority students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level.  One scholarship of $7,000 is available for award in 2015. The Minorities Scholarship is funded by Tyler Technologies. 

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In 2010, the GFOA’s executive board voted to create the Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship to support the studies of part-time students with a career interest in state and local government finance.  The Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship competition is for graduate students who have been admitted on a part-time basis to a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or a related field.  Four scholarships of $7,000 each are available for award in 2015.

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2015 GFOA scholarships awarded 

The GFOA Scholarship Committee met recently to award the 2015 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in state and local government. Congratulations to all the recipients.

The recipient of the $12,000 Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship is Julia Carter, who will graduate in May 2016 with a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Guelph, Ontario. The scholarship is funded by the Girard Miller Foundation.

The recipients of the two awards for the Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship are April Haring and Michelle Kinder. Each recipient will receive a $7,000 award. The scholarship is funded by the Government Finance Officers Association. 

  • April Haring will graduate in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, from Rasmussen College.
  • Michelle “Shelley” Kinder will graduate in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

The recipient of the $7,000 Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is Jose R. Leon, who will graduate in June of 2016 with a Master’s degree in accountancy from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago, Illinois. The scholarship is funded by Tyler Technologies.

The recipients of the four awards for the Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship are Nancy Clark-Gonzalez, Barbara M. Newman, Kimberly J. Stein, and Jina E. Turowski. Each recipient will receive a $7,000 award. The scholarship is funded by the Government Finance Officers Association Scholarship Reserve.

  • Nancy Clark-Gonzalez will graduate in May 2015 with a Master of Business Administration degree in management from Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia.
  • Barbara M. Newman will graduate in the Fall of 2015 with a Masters of Accountancy from Rutgers Business School, Newark & New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Kimberly J. Stein will graduate in May 2015 with a Master’s degree in accounting from American University in Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Jina E. Turowski will graduate in May 2015 with a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.