First-Time Annual Conference Attendee Scholarship

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How to Apply

  1. Do NOT register for the conference. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be automatically registered as a first-time attendee.
  2. Make sure your application is complete.
  3. Applicants are notified within a week of submitting an application. Scholarship recipients will receive an automated confirmation of their conference registration. It will show you registered as a conference delegate, with the first-time attendee scholarship awarded, and a $0 balance.


  • Applicants must be GFOA active government members. Private-sector members are not eligible to apply. Not a member? Go to to sign up for membership. Please indicate you are a 2023 First-Time Scholarship applicant in the notes section.
  • Applicants must have never attended a GFOA Annual Conference before. Attendance at other training seminars or state/provincial association conferences does not impact eligibility. Attendance at the 2020 or 2021 GFOA Virtual Conference does not impact eligibility either. We believe the in-person conference is a unique experience!