2019 Scholarship Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria

Graduate Students, Community Service


Scholarship applications and required documentation must be received by the close of business Monday, April 15, 2019. No incomplete or late applications will be considered.

Type and Eligibility for Scholarships

The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is pleased to offer up to two $1,500 scholarship for Community Service accomplishments at all levels (high school, undergraduate, graduate).

  • You must be an AGA member or family member (spouse, child or grandchild)
  • Scholarship must be applied toward full-time graduate study in a financial management academic discipline, such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems/technology and public administration.
  • You must be actively involved in community service projects

Criteria for Award

The Community Service Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of community service involvement and accomplishments, in addition to academic credentials. Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Letters of Recommendation

  • All Scholarship Candidates must include a reference letter from an AGA member.
  • Community Service Scholarship candidates must include a letter of recommendation from a community service organization. The letter must address the student’s community service involvement.
  • Letters of recommendation must be written on professional letterhead.
  • You can attach each letter to this form, email them to awards@agacgfm.org, or send them to AGA via U.S. Mail.

Required Essay

All scholarship candidates must submit an essay, "How I Made a Difference in the Lives of Others Through Community Service" in Microsoft Word format. This essay can be attached to this form, sent to AGA via U.S. Mail, or by email to awards@agacgfm.org.

  • The essay cannot be more than two double-spaced pages;
  • If sending via U.S. mail or email, make sure you have your full name on the document and specify what scholarship you are applying for.
  • If you are a past recipient, this essay must be modified from your prior year essay.