In the last few years is has been increasingly noticeable that the market for governmental finance has been shrinking. As we all know, governmental finance is very diverse, stable, and also very rewarding. These are strong benefits which appear to be unknown or undervalued by the current and upcoming workforce. It is the desire of WFOA to encourage the path of governmental finance to college students by offering a scholarship and a paid internship to a select group of students each year. For more information regarding the WFOA Internship Program, please contact WFOA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WFOA members can apply for an Internship: WFOA will set aside funds for a minimum of 7 scholarship internships annually of $5,000 each. Students may apply for a Scholarship: WFOA will annually set aside funds for a minimum of 7 applicants to receive a scholarship of $1000.00 each which may be received by the applicant in any one of the following ways:
- Toward college tuition
- Toward a one-time payment of student loans
- As a signing bonus upon being hired into a permanent governmental finance related position
Mission of the Scholarship/Internship Program
Mission of the Scholarship/Internship Program is to provide Washington public entities assistance in working towards sustainability in the governmental accounting workforce.