ACFO Scholarships Program

Professional Development

As part of ACFO’s commitment to professionalism and lifelong learning, the ACFO Scholarships Program was created in 2016 to support the educational pursuits of the FI Community and of the next generation of professionals in Canada.

Two scholarships are awarded annually:

  • The Merdon Hosking Youth Scholarship to the child or dependent of a member of the FI Community currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma program
  • The FI Community Professional Scholarship to a member of the FI Community in pursuit of their CPA designation

Applications for the 2017 scholarship will open in Spring 2017.

 

The Merdon Hosking Youth Scholarship

A one-time $2,500 scholarship awarded annually to a child or dependent of a member of the FI Community that is currently enrolled in a post-secondary degree or diploma program at a recognized institution.

Former ACFO President Merdon Hosking with 2016 scholarship recipient, Marie-Ève Trahan

Former ACFO President Merdon Hosking with 2016 scholarship recipient, Marie-Ève Trahan

Criteria

The program is open to children or dependents of active members in good standing. Applicants will be required to submit a personal resume, along with two papers as follows:

  • 150-200 words outlining what their personal contributions to society have been, and
  • 150-200 words outlining what contributions they intend to make to society in their adult life.

Applications must be accompanied by academic records and letters of recommendation from at least two sources (not family members) who are familiar with their abilities and performance records.

Applications, transcripts, recommendations, records and other supporting documents must be submitted by email to Lauren Doty at ldoty@acfo-acaf.com or by mail. All applications will have personal identification removed and be forwarded to the Selection Committee who will select the winners.

Evaluation

  • To facilitate discussion, the committee members will examine the application in detail assigning a score from 1 – 5 on each of the following assessment criteria:
    • Marks
    • Resume
    • Present Contributions to Society
    • Future Contributions to Society
    • References

Their judgment is based on the application and supporting documents.

  • Selection committee members are not required to provide written appraisals of individual applications. An evaluation scoring grid will be the basis of their decisions.
  • Should there be no clear winner, one face-to-face meeting may be required to select the eventual winner.
  • Appeals for reconsideration can be entertained only on the ground that due process, in an administrative case, was not followed.

 

FI Community Professional Scholarship

A one-time $5,000 scholarship awarded annually to a member of the FI Community in good standing that is in pursuit of their CPA Designation.

ACFO Director of Communications Joe Boughner with 2016 scholarship recipient Jack Diao

ACFO Director of Communications Joe Boughner with 2016 scholarship recipient Jack Diao

Criteria

The program is open to active members in good standing. Applicants will be required to submit a personal resume, along with two papers as follows:

  • 150-200 words outlining what their personal contributions to the FI Community and/or the public service financial management regime have been, and
  • 150-200 words outlining what contributions they intend to make in their career going forward.

Applications must be accompanied by letters of recommendation from at least two sources (not family members) who are familiar with their abilities and performance records.

Applications, transcripts, recommendations, records and other supporting documents must be submitted by email to Lauren Doty at ldoty@acfo-acaf.com or by mail.  All applications will have personal identification removed and be forwarded to the Selection Committee who will select the winners.

Evaluation

  • To facilitate discussion, the committee members will examine the application in detail assigning a score from 1 – 5 on each of the following assessment criteria:
    • Resume
    • Present Contributions to Society
    • Future Contributions to Society
    • References

Their judgment is based on the application and supporting documents.

  • Selection committee members are not required to provide written appraisals of individual applications. An evaluation scoring grid will be the basis of their decisions.
  • Should there be no clear winner, one face-to-face meeting may be required to select the eventual winner.

Appeals for reconsideration can be entertained only on the ground that due process, in an administrative case, was not followed.

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