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The Government Finance Officers Association is pleased to provide its 2019 Scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in state, local, and provincial government finance.  As an organization that represents nearly 20,000 state, local, and provincial government finance officers, GFOA believes it is critical to provide support for students who are passionate about their future careers in public service.  It is GFOA's hope that you may assist in providing scholarship information to both current and prospective students.  Any student interested in state, local, and provincial government finance, public service, governmental accounting, or public administration is strongly encourage to apply.  

Scholarship students will gain access to GFOA's many resources including conferences and professional development trainings, publications and newsletters, and an invaluable network of public finance professionals.  It is the goal of GFOA to create career-long connections with the selected scholarship recipients and facilitate connections between them and its members.  

Scholarship information, including the application, can be found at  Applications are being accepted now through January 18, 2019.  

Please direct any inquires to Genevieve Carter,




Did you know that GFOA of NJ offers a Mentorship Program for newly-licensed or soon-to-be licensed CMFO's who currently hold the CMFO title?  The program is designed to provide knowledge, assistance and support for new CMFO's.  You would be matched with a seasoned CMFO in your area who will gladly field questions and share their experiences.  The initial questionnaire may be submitted to Sharon Smith at upon completion.   If you have been a CMFO for 5+ years and are interested in serving as a mentor, please contact Sharon Smith at to take the next step.  Thank you for your time and consideration.



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