Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available to upper-division undergraduate or graduate students of public administration, governmental accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration with the main goal to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for a career in state and local government finance.
The scholarship has been established in 1993 when GFOA’s Executive Board voted to create it.
That way, they were able to financially support outstanding minority students who are trying to reach higher education goals but still have trouble with getting the money for expensive tuition costs.
The winner of the scholarship will attend the GFOA’s annual conference, where the award will be presented.
This scholarship is offered thanks to Tyler Technologies.
There will be only one lucky winner of the $10000 award.
The applicant is responsible for submitting all the required material prior to January 18th when the application process finishes.
For those interested in applying, here are some guidelines and eligibility requirements that have to be met in order to be accepted as a possible scholarship winner.
The applicant must be a graduate student who is attending a university or a four-year college and who has good academic standing with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
You need to meet the citizenship requirements, meaning that the eligible applicants are only those from the USA or Canada.
The scholarship is available only to Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or American Indian/Alaska Native students who are not attending high school currently.
Both full-time and part-time students are encouraged to apply.
The race restriction is not the only one.
Eligible are only those students who are studying Accounting, Business/Consumer Services, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration.
If you are one of them, you are highly suggested to try your luck by applying.
How to Apply
If you are eager to find out how to apply, we offer you all the necessary information.
What you will need is the completed application form with all accurate and honest answers followed by an essay.
The application requirement for the award is the submission of the recommendation by the student’s academic advisor, department chair or dean.