The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has announced the recipients of its 2015 scholarships. The GFOA’s mission is to enhance and promote the professional management of governments. Among the ways the GFOA accomplishes its mission is through education, training, and leadership.
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. Carter currently serves as an Assistant Negotiator to the Director of Intergovernmental Relations at the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC). She has contributed to financial negotiations and organizational management, and leads a project on economic measures in under-resourced communities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories of Canada. She previously served as a Community Economic Development Project Director for the IRC. Locally, Julia volunteers with the Inuvik Youth Centre, serves as a board member for the Inuvik Justice Committee, and assists with various community events (such as the Petroleum Show and Northern Games). In the short term she plans to continue in her current position with the IRC. Ultimately, Julia wants an advanced financial leadership role with the IRC.
The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship is available for award to a graduate student who is enrolled full-time in a master’s program preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winner of the scholarship was invited to attend the GFOA’s annual conference, where the award was presented. This scholarship is funded by the Girard Miller Foundation.
The eligibility requirements for the award include:
- Currently a full-time student in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the spring semester of the year for which the scholarship is awarded (including graduates of that spring semester).
- Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.
- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
- Recommendation from student’s academic advisor or dean of the graduate program.
- Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
For more information about the GFOA’s scholarships, please contact:
Government Finance Officers Association
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601-1210