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GFOA Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is pleased to announce the” Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship”. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full-time in a university or college preparing for a career in state and local government finance in the United States or Canada. The purpose of the GFOA is to recognize outstanding performance in accounting studies and to encourage careers in state and local government. Each winner will get two scholarships of $9,000.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) was founded in 1906 and represents public finance officials throughout the United States and Canada. GFOA’s mission is to promote excellence in state and local government financial management.


To apply, the candidate must meet the all following criteria:

-Currently a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program preparing for a career in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the spring semester. Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded.
-Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada
-Recommendation by your academic advisor or the accounting program chair
-Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship program administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada


February 10

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Junior, Senior

Graduate: First Year Graduate Student, Masters Student

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Finance, Accounting

Additional Qualifications:
US citizen or permanent resident

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17