State and Provincial Association CPFO Enrollment Scholarships


GFOA is providing two CPFO enrollment scholarships for each state association to award to its members. Here are some details to get the process started with your board or education committee:

-State Association Scholarships Available per annual cycle: 2

-Scholarship Value: $600 enrollment fee for one year of enrollment

  • Your board or review panel can determine if a candidate receives more than one scholarship
  • The anticipated timeline to pass all of the exams is two years

-Main Requirement: A current and paid GFOA membership

  • GFOA membership is required during the program enrollment and to maintain the CPFO designation

-Other Requirements: A focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion to be determined by the association; membership with the association.

-Application Window: To be determined by the association

  • We recommend a consistent annual schedule (e.g., application window every January; panel review in February; award to applicants in March)

Here is an example of how the GFOA Black Caucus is approaching its scholarship application process.

After identifying the scholarship awardees, GFOA staff will set them up in the program and provide an orientation for them to get started.

Contact Eric Roach with questions.