At this time, all scholarships allotted to applicants from Texas and California have been awarded.
How to Apply
- Do NOT register for the conference. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be automatically registered as a first-time attendee.
- Make sure your application is complete. If you are not sure if you want to register for preconference seminars or purchase a ticket for the Tuesday finale event, you can always add that later!
- 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.
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2020 scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for the 2022 scholarship, but will need to submit a 2022 application so that we can verify that you still meet the rest of the eligibility criteria (i.e., still working for government and not private-sector; still an active member of GFOA).
- Applicants must be GFOA active government members. Private-sector members are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants 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!
- Applicants must include in their application a credit card valid through July 2022, which will be charged a $125 no-show fee ONLY if the applicant is awarded a scholarship but does not attend the Annual Conference. There is no penalty for withdrawal if the applicant contacts GFOA before May 6, 2022, to withdraw from the program.