Scholarship and Fellowship Committee


Mission Statement

The Government Finance Officers Association of Texas formed a standing committee to encourage the development of government accounting and finance throughout Texas. This committee, appointed by the officers of the GFOAT, is charged with the responsibility of developing and administering the funds provided for instructional development and professionalism within the industry of government finance.

Foundation Programs and Services:

Lynn F. Anderson Fellowship

Awarded to a graduate student in the area of governmental finance based on the intent of the study and future career choice. The Fellowship is a $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) scholarship awarded for one year.

Conference Scholarships

Two scholarships are awarded annually for each Spring Institute and the Fall Conference. The Scholarships are for current governmental employees in the financial area who intend to continue to progress professionally in the field of government finance. If you are not currently a member of the GFOAT and receive a scholarship, the Scholarship/Fellowship Committee will also provide a one-year membership to GFOAT. GFOAT pays the conference registration fee, lodging, and travel expenses.

Internship Scholarship in Government Finance

The GFOAT Internship Scholarship is to engage local government leaders to cultivate and develop the next generation by offering an internship experience funded partially by a GFOAT Internship Scholarship. One awardee will receive a summer internship for a minimum of 10 weeks earning at least $10 an hour. Additionally, they receive a year membership in the GFOAT and a paid attendance to GFOAT Spring Institute.

Government entities interested in hosting an intern are encouraged to complete an application and send it to the Fellowship and Scholarship Committee by the deadline. The committee members will evaluate interested host Government Entity applicants for quality of experience they are willing to provide an intern. The accepted intern will choose from a list of approved host Government Entities. The host Government Entity selected ill determine if the awardee meets the employment screening requirement before accepting.

Chairs : Stormy JohnsonAssistant Finance Director, City of Celina and Debbie ReidDirector of Finance, City of Amarillo