GFOA awards 2017 scholarships.

Position:Government Finance Officers Association
 
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GFOA's mission is to promote excellence in state and local government financial management. Among the ways GFOA accomplishes its mission is through education, training, and leadership. This year, GFOA received 140 scholarship applications for its four scholarship programs. The eight recipients were presented their awards during GFOA's Annual Gonference in Denver, Golorado.

GOLDBERG-MILLER PUBLIC FINANCE SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $14,000

Funded by: Girard Miller Foundation Eligibility requirements:

* Currently a full-time student in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance, and expecting to be enrolled in the spring semester of the year for which the scholarship is awarded (including graduates of that spring semester).

* Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.

* Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

* Recommendation from student's academic advisor or dean of the graduate program.

* Has not been a past winner of a scholarship administered by GFOA.

Megan N. Erwin graduated in May 2017 with a Master of Public Affairs degree, with concentrations in public finance administration and policy analysis, from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She was awarded a Service Corps Fellowship and is currently a budget analyst with the Monroe County (Indiana) Council, where she helps with the budget process by calculating fiscal impact statements of policy and program changes. Erwin also interned with the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C., in summer 2016, learning best practices in program auditing and project management. She is currently interviewing with state and local governments across the United States with a goal of obtaining a budget analyst position.

FRANK L. GREATHOUSE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $9,000 each

Funded by: GFOA

Eligibility requirements:

* Currently a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program, and preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

* Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded.

* Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

* Recommendation by student's academic advisor or the chair of the accounting program.

* Has not been a past winner of a scholarship administered by GFOA.

Hannah F. Chu will graduate in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in business...

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