Finance Scholarships

Online Directory of Finance Scholarships

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The George A. Nielsen Public Investor Scholarship

Eligibility: $5,000 (may be two awards of $2,500 each) will be awarded to an employee of a local government or other public entity who is enrolled or plans to enroll in an undergraduate or graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration, or related field. You must have been employed at least one year by a state, local, government or other public entity, you must also be citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada. You will need to get a recommendation by your employer, and never have been a past winner of a scholarship administered by the Government The purpose of the Public Investor Scholarship is to support the studies of full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate students with career interests in the efficient and productive investment of public funds.
For more information: www.gfoa.org/downloads/publicinvestorscholarshipapp.doc

The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Eligibility:$5,000 will be awarded to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The Fidelity Investments Tax-Exempt Services Company funds this GFOA scholarship. In addition to belonging to one of the following groups (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau): Black, Indian, Eskimo or Aleut, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic, you must currently be a full- or part-time upper-division undergraduate or graduate student in public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada are not eligible, as well as past winners of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. You must also get a recommendation by student's academic advisor, department chair (undergraduate students), or dean of the graduate program (graduate students). The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.
For more information: www.gfoa.org

Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship

The Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship of $10,000 is awarded to a graduate student who is enrolled in full-time master's study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The winner of the scholarship is invited, as our guest, to attend the Government Finance Officers Association's annual conference, where the award is presented. This scholarship is funded by the Government Finance Officers Association and the Girard Miller Foundation.
Eligibility:

  • Currently a full-time student in a graduate program that prepares students for careers in state and local government finance and expecting to be enrolled in the spring semester of the year for which the scholarship is awarded (including graudates of that spring semester).
  • Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • Recommendation from student's academic advisor or dean of the graduate program.
Students who have been past winners of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply.
For more information: www.gfoa.org/services/scholarships.shtml

Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship

Eligibility: The Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship of $4,000 is available for award to a graduate student in public administration, finance, business administration, or social sciences. This GFOA scholarship is funded by the ICMA Retirement Corporation. The purpose of the Public Employee Retirement Research and Administration Scholarship is to support the studies of a full- or part-time graduate student preparing for a career in the field of public-sector retirement benefits.

Eligibility:

  • Currently a full- or part-time student in a graduate program in public administration, finance, business administration, or social sciences.
  • Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • Recommendation from the student's academic advisor or dean of the graduate program.
  • Student has not been a past winner of a scholarship administered by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply.
For more information: www.gfoa.org/services/scholarships.shtml

Urban Financial Services Coalition New York Chapter Scholarships

Eligibility: Scholarship Candidates will be selected based on ranking in the following areas: Leadership - Candidates should be able to demonstrate character and leadership skills through their involvement in community organizations and/or through their place of employment; Career Goals - Preference will be given to those candidates electing to pursue a career in business, financial services or a related industry. The candidate’s curriculum should reflect the stated career goal; Essay & GPA - Candidates will be judged on written communications skills and overall grade point average. Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently attending an accredited two or four-year college or university
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Financial Services related degree (i.e., finance, accounting, economics, business, management, business administration, marketing, law, technology, etc.)
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities and/or school and community involvement
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation - All applicants are required to provide a letter of reference from a teacher or school official, community representative or current/previous employer. This letter should expound on the applicant’s demonstrated ability in academics, extracurricular activities, character and leadership (on letterhead, one page maximum).
  • Proof of registration for the next semester with minimum of 12-credit course load
  • Official Transcript
  • Completed Essay
  • Completed Application
For more information: www.ufscny.org