Scholarships for Full and Part Time Students

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, which serves government finance professionals throughout those countries, is pleased to announce the Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship, Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship, Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship and the Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship. 

Candidates for these scholarships should have a superior record of academic achievement and/or job performance and show promise of completion of their studies at a high level of performance.  In addition, candidates should have plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance.

Candidates are asked to complete an application  and to submit it to their academic advisor, or the department chair together with the required supporting materials.  It is requested that the academic advisor or department chair prepare a letter of recommendation and send it, along with the application form and the candidate's supporting materials, in a single envelope, to:

Government Finance Officers Association

Scholarship Committee

203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700

Chicago, Illinois 60601-1210

All applications must be postmarked no later than February 20, 2015.  The winner will be informed, and the award publicly announced, by April 30, 2015.  The scholarship recipient will be invited to attend the GFOA’s annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 31-June 3, 2015.  This includes a complementary annual conference registration, transportation costs to Philadelphia, and hotel accommodations.

If you have any questions, please call Robert Kotchen at 312-977-9700 ext. 2273 or email.

 

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.

Download Goldberg Scholarship application

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. 

Download Minorities Scholarship application

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.

Download Professional Development application