FREE Training Scholarship for Young Professionals!

Attend AGA's Professional Development Training (PDT) event, virtually from July 19-21 for free! 

Technology and automation are transforming the traditional roles of accountants, auditors and other financial management professionals at an accelerated pace. Beyond a degree, governments are looking for individuals who possess solid analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills who are good communicators and collaborators with high ethical standards. AGA's PDT gives you access to this and a whole lot more! Learn from experts, sharpen your skills and meet new people!

How To Apply:

Click on the application link below to create an account on Submittable, then complete the online application by Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. AGA will accept up to ten scholarship recipients this year. Recipients will be announced by Friday, June 18, 2021. 

Applicant Requirements:

  • Be a first-time PDT attendee.
  • Be an AGA member in good standing (paid through the date of 3/31/2022).
  • Meet the criteria to be an AGA Young Professional:
    • Under the age of 35 as of July 18, 2021, and/or
    • 3 years or less of professional work experience.
  • Work directly for the government (employee/contractor). 
  • Available for the duration of PDT, and able/willing to assist at the AGA Solutions Hall booth and other AGA activities throughout PDT.

YP PDT Scholarship Recipients Receive:

Professional Training

  • Listen to top-notch speakers from federal, state and local government, academia and the private sector.
  • Network and learn from experts in the field of government financial management.
  • Attend PDT sessions, earning up to 21 CPEs.

Scholarship Benefits

  • Virtual PDT registration fees covered.
  • One-on-One mentor assigned to guide recipient around the event (and open doors for potential networking opportunities).
  • Recognition during the PDT Awards Ceremony, including a Certificate of Participation.
  • Invitation to the annual PDT Young Professionals Session.
  • Headshot and AGA chapter(s) displayed on AGA's website.
  • Featured in future AGA publications and social media.

*2021 Virtual Benefits

  • AGA “swag bag” mailed directly to recipient home address.
  • UberEATS voucher emailed to recipient to cover lunches for the three-day event.

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