GFOA provides several academic scholarship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in state/provincial or local government finance. In 2023, we awarded $119,000 in scholarships.
CPFO Enrollment Scholarships
GFOA partners with state associations to award their members two annual Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) enrollment scholarships. The GFOA Black Caucus and WPFN award up to ten per year.
First-Time Annual Conference Attendee Scholarship
This scholarship has enabled more than 4,000 GFOA members to attend their first Annual Conference. The scholarship covers the full conference registration fee.
Leadership Development Scholarship
This scholarship is available to assist working professionals with funding to advance their careers in public finance. Eligible members can for the scholarship to cover training and/or travel costs for GFOA's Leadership Academy and in-person training events.