2020 Chapter and Branch Scholarships

2020 Scholarships

The Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association provides scholarships to individuals perusing advanced education in the engineering and management fields. Any open scholarship applications are listed below:

Chapter Scholarship Programs

Annual Scholarship Program

The APWA Chicago Metro Scholarship Program is looking to award numerous scholarships in two categories: 1) training, skill enhancement, certification, and continuing education for public works agency employees, and 2) coursework for a full-time or part-time student in an associate, bachelors, or graduate degree program related to or enhancing a career of the public works field.

Did you know that educating employees helps a) increase retention, b) build confidence and energy, c) innovate and improve efficiency, and d) build succession?  Education benefits everyone and furthermore, APWA develops and supports those people that plan, build, maintain, and improve our communities.  The annual Scholarship Program is proudly provided by the Chicago Metro Chapter of APWA. 

Application: TBA. 

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 and submit it, along with any other supporting letters or other documentation, to Bob Mitchard at Algonquin Public Works.

We look forward to seeing all of you in Effingham this May for an awesome week of self-improvement and hands on learning.

PWX Joint Scholarship Program

PWX is: Education on public works issues - 125 different topics … largest gathering of exhibitors with the latest products, services and technologies … opportunity to network with national peers and learn new job skills.

YOU could GO with free $$ from the Chapter and Branches! ANY person at ANY level from an APWA member organization can GO!

Application: TBA.

Submittal Deadline: TBA

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)

Application: TBA.

Submittal Deadline: TBA

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.  

Application: 2020 Fox Valley Branch Scholarship Application

Submittal Deadline: March 20, 2020

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:

Submittal Deadline: April 3, 2020

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. 

Scholarship Program Cover Letter

Professional Development Scholarship Application

Full-Time Student Scholarship Application

Submittal Deadline: April 17, 2020

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