The scholarship amount is $5,000 plus one year complimentary WCMA student membership, including registration and two night’s lodging (not to exceed $500) to the WCMA Summer Conference.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have chosen to pursue a graduate degree in public administration and have a desire to work in city or county management. Incoming or first year MPA or MPP students pursuing a career in city or county management may be eligible to apply.
Applicants must reside in Washington State, have a bachelor’s degree and be enrolled in or accepted for admission to a graduate school. Preference will be given to schools in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Online graduate programs are acceptable with Washington State residency requirement.
Krosbie Carter, 2016-17 Scholarship winner stated, “Being the recipient of the WCMA scholarship was an immense honor and privilege. As an aspiring City Manager, having exposure to the experience, knowledge and expertise of the WCMA has been invaluable, and I am so grateful for the support this scholarship has afforded me. It is by far one of the best things that could have happened to solidify my interest in and passion for local governance!”
Please use the above link for more information. Application information is also available at wccma.org under “scholarships”.
The deadline to submit applications is Friday, June 2, 2017. Please email Cindy Reents, City Manager, Richland, WA with any questions.