Educational Scholarship

TALLAHASSEE CHAPTER
Association of Government Accountants 2018 Scholarship Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria

 
DEADLINE
Scholarship applications and required documentation must be received by the close of business Friday, January 19, 2018. Scholarships will be presented on February 9, 2018 at the annual Association of Government Accountants Government Training Event held at the Florida State Turnbull Center.

TYPE AND ELIGIBILITY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
The Tallahassee Chapter Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is pleased to offer:
Two $500 academic scholarships for part-time or full-time study
• Scholarship must be applied toward a part-time or full-time undergraduate/graduate study in a financial management academic discipline*
• Preferred candidate to be actively involved in community service projects but not required
*This includes accounting, auditing, budgeting, finance, and business administration.

CRITERIA FOR AWARD
The Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the candidate’s potential for making a meaningful contribution to public financial management and the candidate’s involvement in the community. Academic achievement prior to application is an indication of potential for successful study, but is not the only criteria that will be considered in awarding these scholarships. Candidates should at least be in the junior year of undergraduate work and have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
All Scholarship candidates must include a reference letter from a professional such as a professor, guidance counselor, employer etc. written on professional letterhead. Any community service recognition must include a letter of recommendation from the community service organization written on professional letterhead.

REQUIRED ESSAYS
All scholarship candidates must submit an essay with their application. The essay cannot be more than two double-spaced pages. Make sure to have your full name on the document which must contain the following heading:
 
“Why I Want a Career in Government Financial Management”
 
APPLICATION CHECKLIST
• AGA Scholarship Application
• Your required essay
• Professional letters of recommendation
• Copy of your official college academic transcript

Scholarship Application (PDF version)

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