The scholarship recognizes outstanding performance in the study of public finance at the undergraduate and graduate level and encourages careers in state and local government. The GGFOA Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who meet the eligibility requirements and are preparing for a career in public finance. Must have nomination by the head of the applicable program (e.g., public administration, accounting, finance). Applicant must be a GGFOA member or a member with student status at the time of the application. Preference will be given to a GGFOA member, spouse, child, and other dependent, and an employee of GGFOA governmental entities who are eligible for in-state tuition.