2021 Chapter and Branch Scholarships

Chapter Scholarship Programs

Annual Scholarship Program

The APWA Metro Chapter is excited to offer numerous opportunities to help fund your training, education, and degree programs.  Did your employer trim the training budget, postpone your plans for certification, or drop your degree program request? The Chicago Metro Chapter is here to assist : 1) employees of public works agencies in need of training, certifications, or continuing education; and 2) full- and part-time students enrolled in an associate, bachelors, or graduate degree program related to a public works career field. 

Submittal Deadline: TBA

Illinois Roads Scholar Program Scholarship

Each year, the Chicago Metro Chapter and each of its Branch organizations offer scholarships to worthy candidates desiring to reap the benefits of the Roads Scholar training. To apply, simply fill out the scholarship form (TBA) and submit it, along with any other supporting letters or other documentation, to Bob Mitchard at Algonquin Public Works.

PWX Stipend Program

Apply to the Chicago Metro Chapter of APWA for $2,000 to attend PWX - the international Public Works Expo in St. Louis, Aug 29th-Sep 1st, 2021.  ANY person from an APWA member organization can apply – there is no education or experience required.  Hurry – the deadline is June 14th.  Employers - help your employees complete the application to the APWA Chicago Metro Chapter for this stipend that sends them to St. Louis for:

  • First-class learning for all levels and across the entire spectrum of public works
  • Everything public works in a variety of sessions, seminars, workshops, and networking opportunities
  • North America's largest exhibit floor for public works equipment and services
Don’t miss this opportunity - download an application HEREDeadline to apply is Monday, June 14, 2021.

Branch Scholarship Programs

City

APWA has established a Mission to promote professional excellence; understanding of and competency and credibility in public works.  To fulfill our Mission, the City Branch of the Chicago Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association is sponsoring the Dr. Emil Nigro, P.E., Memorial Scholarship for:

  • Candidates pursuing a degree in a Public Works related field of study
  • Employees of Public Works agencies that are pursuing continuing education (non-degree programs)

Fox Valley

In line with our exempt purpose, the APWA has established a Mission to promote professional excellence; understanding of and competency and credibility in public works.  This Mission is further served by delivering technical workshops, seminars, educational conferences, trade shows and credentialing combined with the offering of educational scholarships to further support students working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in a public works-related field.

To fulfill our Mission, the Chicago Metro Chapter – Fox Valley Branch (Branch) of the American Public Works Association is sponsoring a scholarship program for Candidates Pursuing a Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Public Works Related Field.  

Check back here in 2022!

Lake

Scholarship opportunities for the Lake Branch can be found here: http://chicago.apwa.net/PageDetails/2546

Southwest

APWA has established a Mission to promote professional excellence; understanding of and competency and credibility in public works.  

To fulfill our Mission, the Southwest Branch of the Chicago Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association is sponsoring scholarship programs for:

  • Students pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Public Works Management.
  • Employees in the public works field pursuing continuing education classes or degrees to further their knowledge of public works.

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Suburban

The Suburban Branch of APWA Chicago Metro Chapter is once again offering Professional Development and Full-Time Student scholarships. Professional Development scholarships will be awarded to individuals who work in the public works field and are employed by APWA Suburban Branch member organizations. Professional Development scholarships help individuals who are improving their public works knowledge, by providing financial assistance which may or may not be covered by their employer. Full-Time Student scholarships will go to individuals who plan to study a public works-related field and either live within the Suburban Branch geographic boundaries or are employed by an APWA Suburban Branch member organization. 

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