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 2019 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 an all-expense paid trip to the FCCMA Annual Conference May 29-June 1, 2019 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 2019 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 and personal statement summarizing whey 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 by March 4, 2019 to be considered for these awards. For specific selection criteria and required documentation, please contact Carol Russell at crussell@flcities.com. Click here to access the nomination form.

Initiated in 1992, the 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 2019 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 by March 4, 2019 to be considered for this award. For specific selection criteria and required documentation, contact Carol Russell at crussell@flcities.com. Click here to access the application form.

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Past Recipients