Are you currently earning a degree in public administration and committed to pursuing a career in local government management? Check out these exclusive scholarship opportunities.

The 2020 Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) Scholarship Program

The FCCMA is committed to supporting students pursuing education and careers in Public Administration. We offer up to four academic-based scholarships: the B. Harold Farmer Scholarship ($5,000), the Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship ($5,000), and two Academic Scholarships ($2,500 each). Recipients are chosen based on students’ ability to demonstrate their understanding and support of local government management and the principals on which each of these Scholarships were founded.

THE AWARD
Recipients of the Academic Scholarships will each receive a $2,500 scholarship; recipients of the B. Harold Farmer and Raymond C. Sittig Scholarships will each receive $5,000. All scholarship recipients will receive conference registration, hotel and $300 to cover travel and other expenses to attend the FCCMA Annual Conference May 27-May 30, 2020 where they will be recognized for their achievements and given the opportunity to network with 200+ professional managers from across the state. The scholarships also include a one-year complimentary membership to the FCCMA and to the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

ELIGIBILITY
Students must be enrolled during the summer or fall of 2020 and be pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in public administration in a program that has been established at least five (5) years and is administered through a campus in Florida. Qualifying students must submit a completed application. The application must include a personal statement summarizing why he or she is interested in city and county government management, career goals and financial need and planned use of the scholarship funds; official transcripts, resume and two letters of recommendation to be considered for these awards. Please contact Carol Russell at crussell@flcities.com if you have any questions.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m on March 2, 2020. Finalists will be invited for oral interviews to be held in Orlando tentatively scheduled for April 3, 2020. Official transcripts can be sent to:

2020 FCCMA Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 1757
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1757

2020 Academic Scholarship Application

  • Personal Data

  • Education

  • Employment

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf.
    You must submit an essay summarizing why you are interested in city and county government management, career goals and financial need and planned use of the scholarship funds, a resume and two letters of recommendations. Your transcripts must be sent to FCCMA from your university. (Note: All documents must be PDFs only)

B. Harold Farmer Scholarship is given in honor and memory of B. Harold Farmer, a FCCMA past president, who served as a mentor for many Florida city and county managers. Mr. Farmer served as a city manager for nearly 25 years and was instrumental to the creation of Florida’s Alliance for Innovation. This scholarship honors Mr. Farmer’s commitment to professional local government management and the use of innovation to deliver services to Florida residents.

B. Harold Farmer Past Recipients

The Raymond C. Sittig Scholarship, initiated in 2014, is given in honor and memory of Raymond C. Sittig, long-time executive director of the Florida League of Cities (FLC) and champion of Home Rule powers. Ray came to Florida to become a city manager but instead of working for one city he was a champion for all cities. He served as the FLC executive director for 25 years. In 1978, Ray agreed to be the FCCMA’s administrator out of respect for the profession and his desire to build a strong relationship between the FCCMA and the FLC.

Raymond C Sittig Scholarship Past Recipients

Initiated in 2018, the Academic Scholarships are given to help individual students with a strong commitment to pursuing a career in local government management offset educational expenses.

Academic Scholarship Recipients

Want to advance your local government management career? You may be eligible to join us for free at the 2020 Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) Annual Conference.

FCCMA offers an Emerging Leaders Conference Scholarship to public administration students and entry-level city and county management staff interested in continuing their academic and professional development as local government administrators. Participating in the FCCMA annual conference provides emerging leaders with continuing education and networking opportunities with 200+ professional managers from across the state.

THE AWARD

The scholarship includes complimentary registration to the annual conference and hotel accommodations, plus a one-year complimentary membership to the FCCMA. Scholarship recipients will be honored and recognized during the conference. The scholarship is awarded to individuals once per lifetime.

Applicants must submit a completed application, resume, professional endorsement and personal statement detailing why receiving assistance is important be considered for this award by March 2, 2020. For specific selection criteria and required documentation, contact Carol Russell at crussell@flcities.com.

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Past Recipients

2020 Emerging Leaders Scholarship Application

  • Personal Data

  • Employment

    If you are currently employed, please complete this section.
  • Student

    If you are a student, please complete this section.
  • Endorsement by City/County Manager/Chief Administrative Officer/Dean or Department Chair of Public Administration Program

    I fully endorse this applicant to receive financial assistance to attend the FCCMA Annual Conference as having met all the requirements outlined herein. I further certify a financial need for the applicant to attend the conference and receive financial assistance from the FCCMA.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf.
    You must submit with your application, a resume and an essay in response to the following questions: "Tell us what you have accomplished in your education or professional career, what you would like to professionally achieve in the future and why receiving this assistance is important to you." (Note: All documents must be uploaded as PDF.)