The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has announced the recipients of its 2016 scholarships. GFOA’s mission is to enhance and promote the professional management of governments. Among the ways GFOA accomplishes its mission is through education, training, and leadership.
The recipient of the $13,000 Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship is Bo Daniel Weichel, who will graduate in December 2016 with a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina in Pembroke, North Carolina. Bo currently serves as the Purchasing Manager for the City of Hickory, North Carolina. He has managed the Purchasing Division for over two years, ensuring that the purchasing policies and procedures are consistent with federal and state laws, and participated in budget and multi-year improvement planning. Bo has improved the City’s bidding process, led public bid openings for various City departments, and reviewed contracts and agreements before presentation to the City Council. He previously served as a Staff Auditor/Accountant for Winston, Williams, Creech, Evans & Company, LLP, where he participated on an audit team for state and local government entities. Bo has a passion for local government finance policy and procedures and a goal of obtaining a financial leadership role with a North Carolina municipality, county, or school district.
The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship is available for award to a graduate student who is enrolled full-time in a graduate program preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winner of the scholarship is invited to attend GFOA’s annual conference, where the award will be 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