Jeffrey L. Esser Career Development Scholarship

  • Deadline: 01/06/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 3
  • Award Amount: $15,000
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  • Phone: 312-977-9700
  • Fax: 312-977-4806
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  • Address: 203 N. LaSalle Street Suite 2700 Chicago, IL 60601

The Jeffrey L. Esser Career Development Scholarship award is aimed at a part-time student pursuing an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance or business administration, and a career plan in state/provincial or local government finance.

GFOA Awards Jeffrey L. Esser Career Development Scholarship so as to promote excellence in state and local government financial management.

Full Description

The Jeffrey L. Esser Career Development Scholarship total amount ranges from $5,000 to $15,000 and they offer one to three awards per year, so make sure you get familiar with the application requirements and timeline and apply on time.

The application process finishes on January 6th.

Late and incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Who's eligible?

Just like any other scholarship, the committee has determined some eligibility requirements for the Jeffrey L. Esser Career Development Scholarship.

So as to be accepted as a possible scholarship winner, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student who is attending a university, a four-year college or two-year college
  • Have a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Be a citizen of the USA or Canada
  • Must study part-time

The scholarship is restricted to students studying Accounting, Finance, Public Policy, and Administration.

The eligibility requirements for the award also include that the applicant is employed at least three years by one or more state or local governments.

A student who has been a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada is not eligible to apply.

Once you determine that you meet all these requirements you are highly encouraged to try your luck and apply for this outstanding award.

How to Apply

Interested applicants would like to know how to apply for this award and here are some basic guidelines.

What you will need is a completed application form which should contain both your personal and educational data, plus an essay on the topic related to political science.

You will also be required to submit a recommendation from someone who can speak about your commitment to the public sector as well as a recommendation by the employer.

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