Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina – since 1984

Scholarships

The Government Finance Officers Association of South Carolina (GFOASC) is a non-profit organization that promotes the professional development of its members by providing a forum for the exchange of information related to all aspects of government finance, and by recommending and supporting improvements to the financial scholarship2administration of all governmental units in South Carolina. The membership includes employees of the State, City, and County Government, Colleges and Universities, and School Districts. By establishing and awarding scholarships the GFOASC provides financial assistance to students and professionals seeking or engaging in a career in government finance. The Willa S. Bellamy Scholarship will provide assistance to student who attends a public four-year college or university. The Founding Fathers Scholarship will provide assistance to student who attends a public two-year college or university. The Katherine Zook Certification Program Scholarship will provide assistance to a GFOASC member seeking to further their professional development by taking part in the Government Finance Officers Certification Program. It will cover the costs of registration fees and books for the five certification courses. The applicant must be (1) a member (regular or agency) of the GFOASC; (2) an employee of the State, County, City, College or University, Special Purpose or School District entity; and (3) new enrollee into the certification program.

If you have questions regarding any of the scholarships below, please email scholarship@gfoasc.org.


Willa Bellamy Scholarship – $1500

Submission Deadline: The applications must be received on or before April 6, 2018.

Notification of Award: This scholarship will be awarded at the GFOASC Spring Conference on April 30, 2018. 


 Founding Fathers Scholarship – $1000

Submission Deadline: The applications must be received on or before April 6, 2018.

Notification of Award: This scholarship will be awarded at the GFOASC Spring Conference on April 30, 2018. 


Katherine Zook Certification Scholarship

Submission Deadline: The applications must be received on or before June 30, 2018.

Notification of Award: This scholarship will be announced at the GFOASC Fall Conference in October 2017. 


To submit your scholarship, download the application above, obtain information and sign.  You can submit your application by mail or send a pdf file by email to scholarship@gfoasc.org.  

GFOASC Mailing Address:
PO Box 8840, Columbia, South Carolina 29202

2016 Scholarship Winners
  • Willa S. Bellamy  Scholarship –
  • Katherine Zook Certification Scholarship – Ray Lambert – Greenville Technical College & Chris Wimberly – SC DHEC
  • No applications were received for the Founding Fathers Scholarship.
2015 Scholarship Winners
  • Willa S. Bellamy  Scholarship – Holly Elizabeth Martinez, a Business Administration/Accounting major at Winthrop University.
  • Katherine Zook Certification Scholarship – Ivey “Ike” Smoak with the Colleton County Finance Department.
  • No applications were received for the Founding Fathers Scholarship.
2014 Scholarship Winners
  • Willa S. Bellamy  Scholarship – Janae Smalls – Winthrop University
  • Founding Fathers Scholarship – Aisha Abnathey – Midlands Technical College
  • Katherine Zook Certification Scholarship – Allison Barrs – County of Lexington
2012 Scholarship Winners
  • Willa S. Bellamy Four Year College Student Scholarship – Lauren Kennedy
  • Founding Fathers Two Year College Student Scholarship – LaToya Covington
2011 Scholarship Winners
  • Willa S. Bellamy Four Year College Student Scholarship – Karneisha Wolfe
  • Katherine Zook Certification Program Scholarship – Tammy Gardner
2010 Scholarship Winners
  • Founding Fathers Two Year College Student Scholarship – James Webb
  • Willa S. Bellamy Four Year College Student Scholarship – Katherine Rhyne
2009 Scholarship Winners Founding Fathers
  • Two Year College Student Scholarship – Sherion Nicholas
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