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GFOA Awards Megan Erwin the Goldberg-Miller Scholarship!

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    GFOA Awards Megan Erwin the Goldberg-Miller Scholarship!

    On June 01, 2017 by Aaron Kesteloot

    The Government Finance Officers Association, or GFOA conference is filled with great opportunities to learn the latest information from the Association, network with colleagues in government finance, and even, in a few cases, win cash awards.  Tangicloud (TC) was pleased to catch up with one such award winner, Megan N. Erwin.  Megan was this year’s recipient of the Goldberg-Miller scholarship award. Here’s what Megan had to say:

    TC: How exciting was this for you?

     “Thank you, this is very exciting.  When I got the email I almost had a heart attack, I was so excited. And I had to leave work early, so it was really a big blessing.”

    TC: How did you get the scholarship in the first place? Did you apply for it?

    “Yes. They have a variety of scholarships and I qualified for one of them, so I applied in February and found out in April that I was selected, and they flew me out to Denver for the conference. It’s been great.”

    TC: And what was your scholarship in?

    “The scholarship is called the Goldberg-Miller Finance Scholarship. It’s a $14,000 Award for people who are interested in going into public finance to help with educational expenses.”

    TC: And if you could say something to your mom right now, what would it be?

    “My mom’s pretty proud of me, I know, and I just said I’m going to continue to work hard and try to make the world a better place.”

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    For 2017 the GFOA distributed eight awards for a total of more than $75,000 in scholarships to students who had superior records of academic achievement, job performance, and who showed promise of academic excellence in their future studies. These outstanding individuals also demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in state or local government finance.

    In 1985, GFOA’s Executive Board voted to create the Goldberg-Miller Public Finance Scholarship to recognize outstanding performances by graduate program students preparing for a career in state and local government finance. This year’s eligible students were enrolled in the 2017 semester (including spring 2017 graduates). The award is funded by the Girard Miller Foundation.