Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association

Promoting excellence and leadership in the government finance profession

Lori A. Webster Scholarship - GFOA Leadership Academy

GFOA Leadership Academy in Phoenix, AZ.
Dates: March 24-29, 2024

GFOA Leadership Academy in Charleston, SC.
Dates: November 17-22, 2024

Enhance your leadership skills and advance your career trajectory with participation in the immersive GFOA Leadership Academy at Arizona State University or the College of Charleston. This weeklong training session provides ambitious public and government finance professionals an opportunity to bolster their leadership and management skills to better serve their communities.

Each year, the MNGFOA awards a scholarship(s) for members to attend the GFOA Leadership Academy. In 2005, the scholarship was renamed the Lori Ann Webster Scholarship in honor of the outstanding contributions that Lori made to the association through her leadership and the inspiration she has given to so many of its members before, during, and after her battle with cancer. Lori was an active member of the organization from 1987 until 2005, and she was the first chair of the organization’s Education Committee. Lori was diagnosed during her term of President in 2004. She courageously battled with her illness and lost that battle on June 15, 2005 during her term as PastPresident.

The Executive Committee annually reviews funding for scholarships, for 2024, MNGFOA will award up to two scholarships (one spring/one fall) for a maximum $3,400 (current tuition of $2,500 + up to $900 towards travel and hotel expenses). Application for the program is completed through the National GFOA website at http://www.gfoa.org/leadershipacademy. Visit the national website for more information. You must be a member of the MNGFOA to qualify for the scholarship and be willing to serve on one of the MNGFOA committees.

If you are selected, please contact the MNGFOA President.