GFOA Academic 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 are closed. Please check back in the fall for information on 2024 academic scholarships.
Joshua Diaz received the $10,000 Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship.
GFOA offers 11 scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.
GFOA has announced the recipients of its 2023 scholarships. These scholarships total $119,000.
For additional information or for questions about GFOA's scholarship programs, please contact Eric Roach.