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 2015 semester (including spring 2016 graduates).  One scholarship of $13,000 is available for award in 2016.  The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship is funded by the Girard Miller Foundation.

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 $8,000 each are available for award in 2016.

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 $8,000 is available for award in 2016. The Minorities Scholarship is funded by Tyler Technologies. 

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 $8,000 each are available for award in 2016.