GFOAz has developed the following scholarships to ensure that members are recognized for outstanding service and have the opportunity to challenge themselves by participating in professional development programs.


GFOAz State Scholarships

The Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona (GFOAz) awards four scholarships to the state conference. Four GFOAz Active members are eligible to receive a $500 reimbursement scholarship for the winter conference in February or the summer training in August.

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GFOA National Scholarships

GFOA of the United States and Canada Advanced Government Finance Institute Scholarship
GFOAz awards two full tuition scholarships to GFOAz Active members to attend the Advanced Government Finance Institute (AGFI) in Madison, Wisconsin. The scholarship covers the enrollment fee for the five-day program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The enrollment fee covers tuition, housing and meals at Institute facilities, the student notebook, and sponsored activities. The scholarship recipient will be responsible for his or her own travel costs.

The Institute’s intensive program is designed especially for state/provincial and local government finance professionals who are at or near the top of their government’s organizational structure. The scholarship provides an opportunity for Arizona finance professionals to attend the Institute and will be awarded to a government finance official who has shown high promise for an outstanding career in public finance. To be eligible, a candidate must 1) currently hold a position in local or state/provincial government finance in Arizona and 2) be an Active participating member of GFOAz.

The intensive program is held every other year. The next program will take place summer 2019. The recipient will be selected by the GFOAz Board of Directors on the basis of demonstrated creativity, dedication to the profession, and level of involvement in GFOAz. We hope you will take advantage of this program and apply to attend this highly exclusive professional development opportunity.

GFOAz Student Internship and Scholarship Program

The GFOAz Internship and Scholarship Program was created in 2015 and will honor Arizona students who aspire to a career in public finance. One GFOAz internship and scholarship will be awarded to an incoming junior or senior enrolled at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University or the University of Arizona.

To be eligible, students must be working on an accounting, finance, economics, business or business-related major. Additional criteria for eligibility are listed in the attached Student Internship/Scholarship Information and application form. Applications are due in December. GFOAz will notify the student selected for its internship/scholarship award in January.

The GFOAz scholar will have the opportunity for a paid internship with a local city, town, or county where he/she will contribute towards a broad range of activities within the finance department. The GFOAz Internship/Scholarship Program also includes a cash scholarship which will be awarded upon successful completion of the internship.

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Application deadline: December 9, 2019

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GFOAz Corporate Partners