National Collegiate Leadership Program

The National Collegiate Leadership Program (NCLP) is a scholarship program that provides students with the opportunity to engage with and learn from leaders in government financial management at AGA’s annual National Leadership Training (NLT).  

How To Apply:

Click on the application link below to create an account on Submittable, then complete the online application by Friday, November 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. AGA will select up to ten scholarship recipients this year. Recipients will be announced by Friday, December 3, 2021. 

2022 Scholarship


Applicant Requirements:

  • Sign up for a FREE student membership.
  • Be a Junior or Senior in college.
  • Major in accounting, finance, information security/technology, or business.
  • Provide an unofficial transcript that shows 60+ credit hours completed.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • Display leadership experience on campus or through another affiliation.
  • Have at least a 3.2 GPA.


NCLP Recipients Receive:

Professional Training

  • Learn from experts with real-world leadership experience in government and business.
  • Network with leaders who are passionate about public service and advancing government accountability.
  • Meet and connect with potential employers (government and corporate).
  • Attend NLT sessions and earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

Scholarship Benefits

  • All NLT registration fees covered. (All travel expenses are covered if NLT is in person.)
  • One-on-One mentor assigned to guide recipient around the event.
  • Recognition during the NLT Awards Ceremony, including a Certificate of Participation.
  • Invitation to the annual NLT Young Professional Session.
  • Headshot, short biography, and link to Linkedin profile accessible on AGA website for one year.
  • Featured in future AGA publications and social media.
  • Enrolled as an AGA Student Member with an attachment to a local AGA chapter.

If NLT is Virtual -- 2022 Virtual Benefits

  • AGA "swag bag" mailed directly to recipient home address.
  • UberEATS voucher emailed to recipient to cover lunch for two days.
  • Recipient information sent to all AGA NLT 2022 sponsors for possible internships/job opportunities. 
  • (Revised benefits will be released if NLT is in person.)


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