In 1987, the GFOA's executive board voted to create a Government Accounting Scholarship to recognize outstanding performance in accounting studies and to encourage careers in state and local government. To be eligible for the Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship, applicants must be full-time, graduate or upper-level undergraduate student, provide a letter of recommendation, plan to pursue a career in government finance, not have been a past winner of a GFOA scholarship, and be a citizen or permanent resident of the US.
GFOA provides several scholarship opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career in state/provincial or local government finance. Encouraging and supporting educational opportunities for future government finance officers are integral to our mission of promoting best practices in local government. GFOA currently offers numerous types of scholarships. Criteria and dollar amounts will vary by scholarship. Previous winners are ineligible.