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 2021 Scholarship Information will be available in October.
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.
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).
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