Certified Retirement Plan Fiduciary™ Scholarship Program

In the spirit of our mission to promote the education of public retirement fiduciaries, the GAPPT offers a limited number of scholarships to attend the Certified Retirement Plan Fiduciary™ (CRPF™) Basic Course. The CRPF™ Scholarship Program provides public plan trustees an outstanding opportunity to learn about applicable laws, trustee duties and responsibilities, ethics, plan governance, investments, and actuarial principles, and earn credits towards their state-mandated continuing education hours. Scholarship recipients are also able to network with other Georgia public retirement system fiduciaries during all in-person educational events.

piggy-bank-imageWho is Eligible?
To be eligible, recipients must be ONE of the following:
  • A trustee of a public retirement system; or
  • A staff member of a public retirement system.
Who is NOT Eligible?
Individuals, who meet any of the following criteria, will NOT be considered for a scholarship:
  • Has attended a GAPPT educational program in the past three years (Trustee School or Annual Conference);
  • Has a plan colleague who has received a GAPPT scholarship in the past three years;
  • Is already registered to attend the educational program; or
  • Is employed by a company providing or promoting products and/or services to public retirement plans.

Included in the scholarship are all CRPF™ Basic Course study materials, scheduled meals, course examination, and up to a three-night hotel stay at the GAPPT’s hotel of choice.  

Expectations of Scholarship Recipients:
If selected, recipients must attend the CRPF™ Basic Course in its entirety, as well as take the course examination. Recipients will also need to complete a follow-up survey about their experience.

Notification of Recipients and their Organization:

The Membership Committee will notify all scholarship recipients and their organization by email. Notification will include program information including the scholarship value, expectations, event location, and due dates.

Submit your CRPF™ Scholarship Form Now

Scholarship forms must be submitted by August 16, 2024, to be considered.

Participants do not need to be a GAPPT member to apply. Recipient selection, as well as the number of awarded scholarships, is at the sole discretion of the GAPPT. Applicants must grant the GAPPT permission to contact their organization for confirmation and notification purposes. For more information about the application process, please contact [email protected].