Government Finance Officers Association of United States and Canada

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Government Finance Officers Association of United States and Canada

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarships (Other/Scholarship)
Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarships (Other/Scholarship)
Minorities in Government Finance Scholarships (Graduate, Undergraduate/Scholarship)
George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarships (Graduate, Undergraduate/Scholarship)
Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarships (Graduate/Scholarship)

203 N LaSalle St., Ste. 2700
Chicago, IL 60601-1210
Ph: (312)977-9700
Fax: (312)977-4806
URL:http://www.gfoa.org

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarships (Other/Scholarship)

Purpose: To recognize outstanding performance in graduate programs by students preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Focus: Finance. Qualif.: Applicants must be current, full-time students in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and are expecting to be enrolled in the spring 2008 semester in a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent; must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada; and must have not been a winner of scholarship program administered by the GFOA of the US and Canada. Criteria: Candidates will be assessed on the basis of plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance; strength of past coursework and present plan of study; letters of recommendation from academic advisor, the dean of the graduate program and others; and undergraduate and graduate grade point averages.

Funds Avail.: $10,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit completed application form; statement of proposed career plan in state and local government finance; undergraduate and graduate transcript of grades; resume; academic advisor's or dean's letter of recommendation; and other graduate program faculty letters of recommendation. Deadline: February 29.

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarships (Other/Scholarship)

Purpose: To recognize outstanding performance in accounting studies by students preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Focus: Finance. Qualif.: Applicants must be current full-time students in an accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance (both advanced undergraduate and graduate students); must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada; must be recommended by the academic advisor or the accounting program chair; and must have not been past winners of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the US and Canada. Criteria: Applicants will be selected based on the statement of proposed career plan in state and local government finance or proposed plan of graduate studies in government accounting or public administration; strength of past coursework and present plan of study; letters of recommendation by academic advisor, chair of the accounting program and others; and undergraduate/graduate grade point averages.

Funds Avail.: $3,500. To Apply: Applicants must submit completed application form; statement of proposed career plan in state and local government finance; plan of graduate study (if applicable); undergraduate and graduate grade transcripts; resume; academic advisor's or department chair's letter of recommendation; and other letters of recommendation (optional). Deadline: February 29.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarships (Graduate, Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance. Focus: Finance. Qualif.: Applicants must be current full- or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate students in public administration, accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management); must belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific islander, Hispanic or Latino; must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada; must be recommended by academic advisor, the dean of the graduate program (graduate students) or department chair (undergraduate students); must be students who have not received scholarships administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Criteria: Recipients will be selected on the basis of plans to pursue a career in state and local government finance; past academic record and work experience; strength of past coursework and present plan of study; and undergraduate and graduate grade point averages.

Funds Avail.: $5,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit application form; statement of proposed state and local government finance career plan and if applicable, plan of graduate study; undergraduate and graduate grade transcripts; resume; and academic advisor's, department chair's or dean's letter of recommendation; and other letters of recommendation (optional). Deadline: February 29.

George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarships (Graduate, Undergraduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To inspire careers and interest in the efficient and productive investment of public funds. Focus: Public administration; Finance; Business administration. Qualif.: Program is open to employees of a local government or other public entity who are enrolled or plan to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration, or related field. Applicants must be employed at least one year by a state, local government, or special district with significant responsibilities for cash management or treasury activities including a specific focus on the investing of available cash; must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada; must have a recommendation by employer; must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in public administration, finance or business administration before fund is awarded; must be a student who has not been a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Criteria: Candidate will be selected based on plans to pursue a career with a state, local government or other special purpose government entity; past work experience; present plan of study as it relates to a career in the public sector; letters of recommendation from employer; and undergraduate and graduate grade point averages.

Funds Avail.: $5,000 (may be two awards of $2,500 each). To Apply: Applicants must submit an application form; statement describing experience working for a state, local government or other special purpose government entity, proposed plan of study and how it will help career in the public sector; undergraduate and graduate grade transcripts; resume; employer's letter of recommendation; and other letters of recommendation (optional). Deadline: February 29.

Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarships (Graduate/Scholarship)

Purpose: To encourage graduate students to pursue research and careers in the area of public-sector retirement benefits. Focus: Finance. Qualif.: Applicants must be current full- or part-time students in a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration or social sciences; must have a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent; must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada; must be recommended by academic advisor or dean of the graduate program; must be students who have not become recipients of scholarships administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Criteria: Candidates will be evaluated based on the plan to pursue a career in state or local government with a focus on public-sector retirement benefits; past academic records and relevant work experiences, including research in public-sector retirement benefits; strength of past graduate coursework and present plan of study; letters of recommendation from the academic advisor, dean of the graduate program and others; and undergraduate and graduate grade point average.

Funds Avail.: $4,000. To Apply: Applicants must submit application form; statement of proposed plan of graduate study and state and local government career plans; undergraduate and graduate grade transcripts; resume; academic advisor's or dean's letter of recommendation; other letters of recommendation (optional); information on pension-related research (optional). Deadline: February 29.

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