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Pettigrew Scholarship

Edward T. Pettigrew College Student Scholarship

To honor the contributions made by Edward T. Pettigrew, the VGFOA’s first president, the VGFOA is offering two governmental accounting/public administration scholarships to be given to students attending a Virginia university or college.  Each selected student will receive a $1,000 award.   

Students must be rising college juniors/seniors with a declared major of accounting or public administration with the goal of going into the public sector OR graduate students in an MPA program.  Full or part-time students are eligible for these awards.  

The following items must be submitted to be considered for this award:

  • a completed Edward T. Pettigrew College Student Scholarship Application
  • a completed Faculty Recommendation
  • unofficial transcripts

Applications were due March 31, 2018.  Awards were presented at the Spring VGFOA conference on May 24, 2018 at the Hilton Norfolk The Main Hotel in Norfolk. 


Congratulations to the 2018 Scholarship Winners:

  • Christopher Mateer
  • Elizabeth Orozco