GFOA Advanced Government Finance Institute Scholarship Program 

$1,000 Traditional Student College Scholarships   


  • Ohio resident enrolled fulltime and entering at least the junior year of undergraduate study in an accredited Ohio college or university
  • Declared major in a field of study related to accounting, finance, budgeting or other similar area
  • Good academic standing
  • Provide list of classes taken, grades (include grade scale) and current class schedule
  • One page statement regarding public sector career plans & why you deserve this scholarship
  • Completed application form
  • May include sealed letters of recommendation

(Ohio GFOA Board of Trustees family members are not eligible)

Scholarship awarded as tuition reimbursement to student. All applicants will be awarded a student membership in the Ohio GFOA for the (July-June) annual membership period.

Submission Due Date: July 21, 2017


$1,000 Continuing Education Scholarship    


  • Current member of Ohio GFOA
  • Minimum of two years employment in a government position (defined as direct government, school, library, non-private sector) preferably in finance, budgeting, accounting or related field
  • Enrolled in an accredited Ohio college or university, working toward a (Bachelor’s or beyond) declared degree in finance, budgeting, accounting or related area of study
  • Statement of future plans in the public sector
  • Copy of jurisdiction’s tuition reimbursement policy or statement of supervisor if there is none
  • Sealed letter of recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor
  • May include other sealed letters of recommendation

Scholarship awarded as tuition reimbursement to student.

(Ohio GFOA Board of Trustees and Scholarship Committee members are ineligible.)

Submission Due Date: July 21, 2017


Annual Conference Scholarship ($900 Value)    


  • Must be an Ohio government employee
  • A letter on government stationary from the applicant’s supervisor stating why the individual is worthy of the scholarship, that the applicant is permitted to attend the entire conference and that there are no other training opportunities nor financing available from the entity
  • A statement from the applicant telling why they are deserving of the award


  • Ohio GFOA annual conference registration
  • A two night hotel payment made directly to the conference hotel
  • $100 for travel expenses
  • Ohio GFOA membership for the remainder of the July-June annual membership period

Submission Due Date: July 21, 2017


Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Recipients:

Traditional Student Scholarship

Garrett Patterson, Columbus

Annual Conference Scholarship

Sarah Buccigross, Accounts Analyst III, City of Akron
Sandra Lodge, Fiscal Officer, Licking County Library
Terri Mayer, Deputy Fiscal Officer, North Canton Public Library
Rob Swindell, Deputy Auditor, City of Lorain

If you have any questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee Chair:

Tracie McCreary

Frank Gliha
(440) 279-1602

National GFOA Scholarships Available

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