GFOA Awards Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has announced the recipients of its 2016 scholarships. The 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 recipients of the two awards for the Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship are Jean Iannuzzi and Cassandra J. Roush. Each will receive $8,000.

  • Jean Iannuzzi will graduate in May 2016 with a Master of Science degree in Accounting, from Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. She presently serves as a Community Development Block Grant Financial Analyst Auditor for the City of New Haven, Connecticut. In this position, Jean is responsible for preparing and drawing federal funds for several grant and loan programs, preparing quarterly reports for the Community Development Block Grant and the Lead Hazard Control Loan Program, performing bank reconciliations, and managing the capital assets of the City. Prior to obtaining her current position, Jean was an intern in the accounting office with the City of New Haven where she assisted in the preparation for several audits, performed bank reconciliations, and cash receipting. Jean would like to continue in an accounting positon with the City of New Haven or a state or local government.
  • Cassandra J. Roush will graduate in September 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. Currently, she is an 
    Accounts Payable/Purchasing Card Specialist for the Prince William County Public Schools. Cassandra was responsible for the implementation of a new purchasing card program for the school district, training over 150 employees on the new software, and program maintenance. She also oversaw the implementation of the revenue generating ePayable payment program and is responsible for its ongoing maintenance and accounts payable activities. Cassandra plans to continue her employment with the Prince William County Public Schools in a supervisor position, and pursue her passion for improving the school division and community. Her goals include becoming a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Finance Manager.

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship is available for award to one or more undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winners of the scholarship are invited to attend GFOA’s annual conference, where the awards will be presented. This scholarship is funded by the Government Finance Officers Association.

 The eligibility requirements for the award include:

  • Currently a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance.
  • Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • Recommendation by student’s academic advisor or the chair of the accounting 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
Phone: 312/977-9700
Fax: 312/977-4806