Scholarships and Awards

GEORGE A. NIELSEN PUBLIC INVESTOR SCHOLARSHIP

The Public Investor Scholarship of $5,000 (may be two awards of $2,500 each) is available for award to an employee of a local government or other public entity who is enrolled or plans to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration, or related field. The purpose of the Public Investor Scholarship is to support the studies of full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate students with career interests in the efficient and productive investment of public funds.

Completed applications and other correspondence about the scholarship programs can be sent to:

Scholarship Committee
Government Finance Officers Association
203 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601-1210
(312/977-9700)

Eligibility: Employed at least one year by a state, local, government or other public entity; Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration, or related field before funds are awarded; Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada; Recommendation by your employer; Past winners of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply.

Web site: http://www.gfoa.org/services/scholarships.shtml

MINORITIES IN GOVERNMENT FINANCE SCHOLARSHIP

The GFOA’s Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000 is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or non-profit management). The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.
Completed applications and other correspondence about the scholarship programs can be sent to:

Scholarship Committee
Government Finance Officers Association
203 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60601-1210, (312/977-9700)

Eligibility: Currently a full- or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management).
Belong to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian native, Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino.
Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
Recommendation by student’s academic advisor, department chair (undergraduate students), or dean of the graduate program (graduate students).

Past winners of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply.

Web site: http://www.gfoa.org/services/scholarships.shtml

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