GFOA Scholarships

GFOA provides several scholarship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in state/provincial or local government finance. Encouraging and supporting educational opportunities for future government finance officers are integral to our mission of promoting best practices in local government.

GFOA currently offers five types of scholarships. Students interested in future scholarship opportunities should keep in mind the following:

Eligibility for scholarship awards:

  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Plan to pursue a career in state/provincial or local government finance
  • Student has not been a past winner of a GFOA scholarship.
  • Additional criteria for each individual scholarship found with the links below.

Applications for the 2023 academic scholarships will open on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 and close on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

The application will be available beginning on November 1.