The GFOA Leadership Development Scholarship (GLDS) program is available to assist working professionals with funding to advance their careers in public finance. Current members of GFOA (excluding student, associate, and international members) are eligible to apply for a scholarship to cover training and/or travel costs up to $1,500 for GFOA's Leadership Academy and in-person training events (the annual GFOA conference is excluded. For a scholarship for the conference, please see this page.)
Submitting an application does not guarantee funds. If awarded, funds will be distributed after the event has occurred. The GLDS review committee will evaluate applications on a biannual basis.
Contributions in the form of annual contributions, Qualified Charitable Contributions as defined by the IRS, or legacy gifts made as part of a trust or estate will be used to fund annual GLDS scholarships. Contributions made will be matched by GFOA.