Scholarships

GGFOA 2022 Scholarships

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

  • Jim Pehrson Annual Conference Scholarships (2) – GGFOA offers scholarships for registration and lodging for two (2) members to attend the annual conference. The 2022 conference will be held at The Jekyll Island Conference Center is Jekyll Island, Georgia, from October 2 through October 5, 2022.

    The application deadline for the Jim Pehrson Annual Conference scholarship is July 1, 2022.

  • 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 is August 1, 2022.

  • Level II Certified Finance Officer Scholarship (1) – 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 is August 1, 2022.

  • Annual College Scholarship (1) – 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 is September 1, 2022.

  • 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 is September 1, 2022.

  • 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.

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

  • GGFOA/GFOA Leadership Academy Scholarship – GGFOA offers an annual scholarship to cover registration, lodging, and travel to (location TBA), 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.


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!