Scholarship Committee

MoCCFOA Scholarship Guidelines

The following criteria shall be considered by the Scholarship Committee and judged according to the
information provided. Applications must be submitted and reviewed on a year-to-year basis.

1. Applicant must be a member in good standing of the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers

2. Applicant must be a City Clerk, City Treasurer, City Collector, Finance Officer or hold a
similar position.

3. The Scholarship Chairman must receive applications no later than August 31st for the Regional Conferences and October 31st for the Spring Institute and New Clerks Conference.

4.  Applicant must have requested his/her municipality to underwrite schooling financially and been
denied funding either by the Mayor, City Administrator, City Manager or City Council.

5. Applicant must submit a letter from the Mayor, City Manager, City Administrator or Council
expressing support of the application and indicating a commitment to grant time off to attend the
educational institute.

6. Attach a statement giving reasons for attendance and what it will mean to work toward
certification by participating in a continuing education program.

7. All MoCCFOA Scholarship recipients shall provide conference receipts to the Treasurer of the
MoCCFOA no later than 15 days from the close of the conference in order to be reimbursed for
approved expenses. Any receipts submitted for reimbursement after the 15 days from the close of the
conference will not be considered for payment.

Scholarship Committee Chairperson: Deb Ryan, City of Creve Coeur

Please mail, e-mail or fax application to:
Deb Ryan, City of Creve Coeur
300 N. New Ballas Raod
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Phone: (314)872-2517

Ongoing Goals:
  • Create, and keep current, a notebook or electronic file with information on objectives of the Committee, timelines, the duties of Chairman and Committee responsibilities to be passed to the incoming Chair.
  • Complete participation from all Committee members. Members not participating will not receive a certificate of participation.
  • Each Division and Committee will have a page on the web site that shall be kept current.
  • Communicate scholarship information by way of web site, Division Directors, email and newsletter for IIMC, MCEF, and State scholarships opportunities
  • Increase promotion of IIMC, State, and MCEF conference scholarships
  • Research possibly designating silent auction proceeds as IIMC scholarship(s)
Committee Members      
Deb Ryan, Chair Creve Coeur (314) 872-2517 
Laina Starnes Lebanon (417) 991-2360
Melissa O'Bannon Madison (660) 291-5235
Peggy Eoff Odessa (713) 591-5888
Deanna Jones Berkeley (314) 400-3756
JoAnn Cova Maryland Hgts (314) 738-2211
Sheree Leamon Breckenridge Hills (314) 427-6868 Ext 114
Millie Powell New London (573) 985-4041
Rebecca Deskins Cainsville (660) 373-2149
Jill Cotrill  Albany (660) 226-3935
Danette Henderson Perry (573) 565-3131
Sheila Smail Maryville (660) 562-8005
Sharon Mickey Sparta (417) 634-3992
Sarah-Carnes-Lemp Independence (816) 325-7015