The Frank L. Greathouse Government Scholarship For Accounting 2017-2018

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The Frank L. Greathouse Government Scholarship For Accounting

Brief Description

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Scholarship is available for award to two graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state and local government finance.

Amount: $9,000 (for each award)

Closing dAte for AppliCAtions: February 10, 2017

AwArd AnnounCement: April 21, 2017

eligibility requirements:

  • – Currently a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the 2017 spring semester (including spring 2017 graduates. 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 your academic advisor or the accounting program chair.
  • – Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

CriteriA for sCholArship AwArd:

  • – Statement of proposed career plan in state and local government finance and proposed plan of graduate study, if applicable.
  • – Past academic record and work experience.
  • – Strength of past coursework and present plan of study, as it relates to a career in the public sector. – Letters of recommendation by your academic advisor, chair of the accounting program, and others.
  • – Undergraduate and graduate grade point averages.

AppliCAtion:

Applicants must submit the following documents for consideration by the scholarship selection committee:

  • – Application form.
  • – Statement of proposed career plan in state and local government finance and proposed plan of graduate study, if applicable.
  • – Undergraduate and graduate grade transcripts.
  • – Resume.
  • – Academic advisor’s or department chair’s letter of recommendation.
  • – Other letters of recommendation (optional).

All of the above items are to be submitted by the applicant’s academic advisor or accounting program chair in a single envelope, postmarked no later than February 10, 2017, to:

Government Finance Officers Association, Scholarship Committee, 203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700, Chicago, Illinois 60601-1210

The Government Finance Officers Association’s Scholarship Committee will review all applications and make the awards if it determines that two candidates have met all of the criteria.

Applicants will be notified in writing on or before April 21, 2017, of the committee’s final decision. The winners, if selected, will be invited to attend the Government Finance Officers Association’s annual conference in Denver,Colorado May 21-24, 2017, where the awards will be presented.

The winners will receive a complimentary annual conference registration and transportation costs to Denver. Hotel accommodations will be provided by GFOA. For additional information, e-mail Robert Kotchen at the Government Finance Officers Association, rkotchen@gfoa.org, or call 312/977-9700.

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