Scholarships

GGFOA 2021 Scholarships

GGFOA offers the following scholarships to members on an annual basis:

  • GGFOA/GFOA Leadership Academy Scholarship – GGFOA offers an annual scholarship to cover registration, lodging, and travel to Charleston, S.C., for the week-long Leadership Academy 2022 (dates TBA). The training, available to one member, is to enhance leadership and management skills.

    NOTE: The GGFOA Leadership Academy Scholarship application period is not yet open. Members will be notified by email when the application period opens.

  • Jim Pehrson Annual Conference Scholarships (2) – GGFOA offers scholarships for registration and lodging for two (2) members to attend the annual conference. The 2021 conference will be held at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia, from October 3 through October 6, 2021.

    The application deadline for the Jim Pehrson Annual Conference scholarship was July 1, 2021. Please check back next year!

  • Certificate in Public Financial Management (CPFM) Scholarship – GGFOA offers a scholarship to complete one (1) of the three-day executive education courses in public finance offered by the Center for State and Local Finance.

    The application deadline for the CPFM Scholarship was September 1, 2021. Please check back next year!

  • Annual College Scholarship – GGFOA offers one scholarship in an amount not to exceed $1,500 annually to a student who is pursuing studies in public finance or public administration, or a career in government finance.

    The application deadline for the Annual College Scholarship was September 1, 2021. Please check back next year!

  • Public Finance Leadership Academy (PFLA) Scholarships (2) – This scholarship covers tuition for two qualified GGFOA members to attend the six-month cohort program developed by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and GGFOA. PFLA equips new and emerging public sector financial management leaders with the knowledge they need to successfully manage the fiscal affairs and activities of local government.

    The application deadline for the PFLA Scholarship was September 14, 2021. Please check back next year!

  • Level I Certified Finance Officer Scholarships (3) – GGFOA offers three (3) scholarships for participants toward the completion of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Level I Local Government Finance Officer Certification Program.

    The application deadline for the Level l Local Certified Finance Officer Scholarship was September 20, 2021. Please check back next year!

  • Level II Certified Finance Officer Scholarship – GGFOA offers one (1) scholarship for participants toward the completion of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Level II Local Government Finance Officer Certification Program.

    The application deadline for the Level II Local Certified Finance Officer Scholarship was September 20, 2021. Please check back next year!


Congratulations to 2021 scholarship recipients!

See the Awards & Certifications page for a complete listing.

Scholarship Fundraising

Fundraising is essential to maintaining adequate funding levels for GGFOA scholarships. The GGFOA Scholarship/Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the 2021 Annual Scholarship Raffle raised almost $4,000. Thank you for your generosity!