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Certificate Program Scholarship

VGFOA & Radford University GNAC Certificate Program Scholarship

The VGFOA Executive Board several years ago created the Certificate Program Course Scholarships to encourage participation in the VGFOA & Radford University GNAC Certificate Program, especially among Members from smaller local governments or from areas of the state where VGFOA participation has been limited.

The Certificate Scholarship Program offers five individual course scholarships, each valued at up to $225.  VGFOA Membership is required to apply for the Certificate Program Scholarships.

The VGFOA Mentorship and Awards Committee considers a number of factors when recommending Scholarship award candidates, such as the applicant’s professional experience, short-term and long-term career goals, current position within the employer’s organization, previous VGFOA Certificate Program courses completed, and the population and budget of the applicant’s employer.  Also considered is the locality’s geographic location within Virginia.  Applicants are encouraged to provide full and complete information since these scholarships are highly competitive.

2021 VGFOA & Radford GNAC Certificate Program Course Scholarships

The 2021 VGFOA & Radford University GNAC Certificate Program Course Scholarships will be valid for the entire 2021 calendar year and winners may choose any Certificate course offered during that time period.  Any other course-related expenses must be covered by the attendee or employer. 

Applications were due by June 26, 2020 and will be awarded at the Fall Conference at the Omni Richmond Hotel on October 15, 2020. 

Congratulations to This Year's Scholarship Winners:

  • Amy Dill, Town of Woodstock
  • Angela Schellhammer, Shenandoah County
  • Basia Mazur, City of Norfolk
  • Victoria Melton, Fluvanna County
  • Amanda Hamm, City of Manassas