American Public Works Association - Florida Chapter - Northeast Florida Branch - 2016 Scholarship Program

American Public Works Association

Florida Chapter - Northeast Florida Branch

2016 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

 

The Northeast Florida Branch of the American Public Works Association Florida Chapter is pleased to announce our 2016 Scholarship Program. The program is intended to assist individuals who are interested in pursuing or advancing their career in the public works field. The program includes a range of scholarships that will support disciplines such as administration, engineering, construction, operations and other activities associated with public works. Scholarships are available for academic studies at accredited colleges and universities, and for vocational or technical training for career enhancement for public agency employees. This assistance in education promotes skill, knowledge, productivity, professionalism and quality in the services offered by public works agencies in northeast Florida.


The Northeast Florida Branch is comprised of Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St Johns Counties. Preference will be given to applicants with a permanent address in one of these counties. Scholarships are awarded based primarily on current employment and academic performance plus other criteria such as APWA activity, previous awards, recommendations and achievements.

 

Scholarships are offered in four categories:

  • PUBLIC WORKS ACADEMY: Awarded to either a public works agency or related business employee who is pursuing career advancement through attendance at the APWA Florida Chapter Public Works Institute at Indian River State College. Award amount as requested by applicant up to $1,000. The applicant must provide specific program information and proof of registration with this application.
  • PUBLIC WORKS AGENCY: Awarded to either a full or a part-time employee of a public works agency who is currently enrolled in a degree-oriented academic program to enhance their personal and professional development for public works employment opportunities or advancement. Award amount as requested by applicant up to $1,000. The applicant must provide specific program information and proof of registration with this application.
  • UNDERGRADUATE: Awarded to a college student who is currently enrolled and has earned at least 60 credit hours through enrollment at an accredited college or university, seeking an undergraduate degree in administration, engineering, construction, operations or any public works related field. Award amount up to $1,000. The applicant must provide a transcript from an accredited college/university with this application.
  • GRADUATE: Awarded to a person who is currently enrolled and pursuing an advanced degree in administration, engineering, construction, operations, or any public works related field at an accredited college or university. Award amount up to $1,000. The applicant must provide a transcript from an accredited college/university with this application.

 

Scholarships are awarded for one year only. Applicants must apply for award each year. The actual number of scholarships to be awarded in each category is contingent upon available funds. Award amounts may vary up to $1,000 per award contingent upon available funds.

Scholarship recipients are encouraged to attend the Engineers Week Awards Luncheon on 19 February 2016 to receive award. Recipients will be notified in advance.

 

Application Instructions:  

  1. Please use the application form, or request a form at the address below or by contacting Brian Hepburn at   BHEPBURN@jonesedmunds.com or 904-744-5401 Ext 1534.
  2. Please type or print all information on the application form. Attach program information / proof of registration, or official transcript as appropriate for scholarship category. If application requirements are not met, the application will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.
  3. Submit Application to: APWA Northeast Florida Branch Scholarship Committee, c/o Jones Edmunds & Associates, 1100 Cesery Blvd #2, Jacksonville, FL 32211.
  4. Deadline for submittal is 29 February 2016.