Young Professionals PDT Scholarship

AGA annually selects up to five young professionals to attend AGA's Professional Development Training (PDT) in July. The participants in this program will act as ambassadors for attendees and assist at the AGA exhibit hall booth and other activities throughout the training event. 

Application deadline for PDT 2021 in Nashville, TN: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET


  • An AGA member in good standing (paid through date of 3/31/2022).
  • A first-time PDT attendee.
  • Working directly for government (federal state, local, tribal or nonprofit).
  • Under the age of 30 as of July 18, 2021.
  • Available starting at noon on Sat., July 17, 2021. Able and willing to assist at the AGA Solutions Hall booth and other AGA activities throughout PDT.

Participants receive

  • Five-night hotel scholarship.
  • Complimentary registration for the entire event.
  • CPEs to help you advance your career.
  • Opportunities to meet and network with government leaders from around the country.

How to apply

Click on the link below and complete the online application by Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

PDT 2021 YP Scholarship Application

Questions? Contact AGA at

Past PDT Scholarship recipient testimonials

“I was impressed by the slate of speakers for the keynote and breakout sessions. The variety of breakout sessions allowed me to select sessions that were interesting and relevant to me.” — Michelle Blatt

“As a first-time attendee, PDT delivered exceptional speakers and the sessions provided were professional, informative and very applicable in today’s government work force. And what a fantastic opportunity to network with a variety of government leaders from around the nation. PDT is worth the time and money to attend.” — Shena Bocalbos, AGA Hawaii Chapter

“Going to the PDT in Boston opened my eyes to new experiences and new opportunities. It was enlightening to be included in an environment with other associates and attend and participate in sessions that will help me develop my career. It afforded me the opportunity to get new perspectives from others and to discuss and share ideas among many professionals in the government.

I had a wonderful time at the PDT. The opportunities to learn and network were amazing. I can't wait for next year and build on the foundation that was created.” — Courtney Bruce

“PDT was truly an exceptional experience to have in my early career! It offered many great sessions as well as lots of opportunities for networking. I met people whom I’d never meet otherwise and especially benefited from the Young Professional Roundtable, where I got to talk to the public-sector leaders and gained precious career advice. I am so thankful for the YP scholarship and very much appreciate AGA’s investment in government accounting young professionals.” — Sherry Troyer

Past PDT Scholarship recipients

The following AGA members are past recipients of PDT scholarships:


  • Christopher Alan Bell, NASA Langley, Virginia Peninsula Chapter
  • Samantha Alberts, Ohio Auditor of State, Central Ohio Chapter
  • Meghan Ellis, New Jersey Office of the State Auditor, Trenton Chapter
  • Domonique Harris, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Central Kentucky Chapter
  • Erica Diane Johnson, US Secret Service, Washington DC Chapter


  • Justin Castro, Guam Department of Education, Guam Chapter
  • Jasmine James, Alabama Department of Rehabilitation, Montgomery Chapter
  • Jessica Lippincott, NJ Dept of Transportation, Trenton Chapter
  • Amanda Miller, Boise State University, Idaho Centennial Chapter
  • Rahim Osman, KPMG, Idaho Centennial Chapter