Scholarships / Internships

APWA-NC Internship (click for application form)

As a new initiative in 2018, the American Public Works Association – North Carolina Chapter (APWA-NC) will be awarding internship(s) to deserving student(s) in North Carolina. This program will assist students in attaining their career aspirations and building a foundation of future public works leaders. There are internship opportunities available working for the City of High Point. Internship(s) will last eight weeks and pay a minimum of $10.00/hour. The submittal deadline for the internship is April 15, 2018.

Application Deadline: April 15th


2018 APWA NC PWX Stipend

Current APWA-NC members from both public and private sectors who have NOT previously attended PWX are eligible to apply for a $2,000 stipend to attend the APWA 2018 PWX in Kansas City, Missouri. Current board members are not eligible; however, committee members are eligible. Additional consideration will be given to employees of municipalities with a population of 50,000 or less. Applicants must have approval from their organization to support their attendance.

Stipend winners will be expected to share their experience attending PWX upon their return. This will include writing an article for the newsletter and presenting at a conference or a quarterly meet and greet. In addition, stipend winners will be asked to serve on the annual conference committee for the following year.

The amount of the stipend is taxable and reportable to the IRS on a 1099-MISC form.


2017-2018 APWA-NC Scholarships Available (click for application form) 

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association is proud to offer the following educational scholarship programs for students and employees with a passion for serving their communities in the field of Public Work.

UNC School of Government Municipal & County Administration Course Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the North Carolina School of Government's Municipal & County Administration Course scholarship. This course is designed for city and county managers, department heads, and other city or county officials whose responsibilities require an understanding of functions beyond individual areas of specialization. The 2018-2019 course is expected to meet during select weeks from September 2018 to April 2019. The recipient of this scholarship is guaranteed a spot in the Municipal & County Administration course.

This scholarship is designed to allow a current APWA-NC member to attend the UNC School of Government's 2018-2019 Municipal & County Administration course by providing an amount up to $3,500 paid to the selected applicant's member organization.

All applications and supporting documentation are to be submitted via e-mail to Scott Whalen, APWA-NC Scholarship Chair, at no later than midnight, EST on May 10, 2018. Please direct all questions about this scholarship to Scott Whalen, APWA-NC 2018 Scholarship Chair,

Scott Whalen, PE
2018 APWA-NC Scholarship Chair

Application Deadline: May 10th, 2018

APWA Scholarship for Employees in the Public Works Field

Employees in the public works field are invited to apply for a reimbursable scholarship up to $2,000 to be awarded by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). You are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you are employed by a county, municipality or agency that is a member of the NC Chapter of APWA, and if you are not eligible for reimbursement from another source. You must obtain a minimum of a “B” grade average and have taken the class in the 2017-2018 school year to be reimbursed. The scholarship can cover the cost of books, tuition, and other related fees not paid by your employers. At the completion of the course(s) the recipient must submit their final grade and receipts to be reimbursed.

Application Deadline: May 10th, 2018

All questions about scholarships should be directed to:

Scott Whalen
Scholarship Chairman
North Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association


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