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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. 

2016 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 five 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 $200).  Scholarships will be valid for the entire 2017 calendar year.  Any additional costs associated with the CPFO program must be covered by the attendee or employee. 

Applications were due by September 16, 2016 and will be awarded at the Fall Conference on October 26-28 at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump.   


Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship Winners:

  • Sheila Cutrell, City of Emporia
  • Gayle Mosher, City of Portsmouth
  • Marcus White, City of Charlottesville
  • William Thompson, Jr., City of Suffolk