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CPFO Scholarship

CPFO Registration/Exam Scholarship:  to promote the GFOA Certified Public Finance Officers (CPFO) Program by providing an incentive to members who are interested in pursuing this designation. 

2018 GFOA Certified Public Finance Officers (CPFO) Program Course Scholarships:

The VGFOA Executive Board has created the Certified Public Finance Officers Program Course Scholarship to encourage members to participate in the GFOA Certification program.  The CPFO Program is designed to prepare individuals for financial leadership positions in local and state government.  It’s a broad educational self-study program and candidates must pass a series of five examinations to successfully complete the program.

The CPFO Certification Scholarship Program offers two individual scholarships for VGFOA members who qualify under the requirements of GFOA to participate in the CPFO program.  Each scholarship, with a value of $295, will cover the cost of a member’s first examination fee. In cases where the CPFO fee is waived through participation in a VGFOA sponsored review course, this scholarship will cover the fee for the VGFOA review course (value of $225).  Scholarships will be valid for the entire 2018 calendar year.  Any additional costs associated with the CPFO program must be covered by the attendee or employee. 

Applications were due by August 31, 2017 and will be awarded at the Fall Conference on October 19, 2017 at the Hotel Roanoke.  

Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Winners:

  • Rocío Lamb, Albemarle County
  • Misty Upson, VDOT
  • Edgar Wertheimer IV, Western Tidewater Regional Jail