Scholarship Applications

The Oregon APWA Scholastic Foundation offers a variety of scholarships that are intended to promote and expand educational opportunities and vocational skills in public works and to support the development of public works professionals. This web page provides detailed information and application forms (in pdf format) for specific scholarship opportunities. For more information contact Chapter Scholarship Chair Laurie Allen.

Featured Scholarships

Engineering Scholarships

Public Administration Scholarships

Community College Scholarships

Featured Scholarships

New scholarships in 2016 are the $1,500 Allen A. Alsing Memorial Scholarship to a student in the Civil Engineering program at Oregon State University and a $750 Veterans Scholarship (criteria and application) to recognize those who have honorably served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. The Veterans and the Past Presidents scholarships will rotate to different schools each year.

Beginning in 2016, Oregon APWA is offering the Dan Boss Public Works Continuing Education ScholarshipThis scholarship was established to recognize and financially assist individuals who are interested in continuing their education in the pursuit of a degree or certification to advance their career in the field of Public Works. The Dan Boss scholarship provides potential multiple scholarships up to a total of $500 in each calendar year.

Engineering Scholarships

Each year the American Public Works Association (APWA) Oregon Chapter Scholastic Foundation awards scholarships to civil engineering students at the Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University and Portland State University.  The scholarships were established to recognize and financially assist civil engineering students who are interested in pursuing a career in the broad field of Public Works. Here are the application forms for engineering scholarships:

Oregon State University ($3,000)
Portland State University ($3,000)

Oregon Institute of Technology ($3,000)
Oregon State University ($1,000 Past Presidents Civil Engineering)
Oregon State University ($1,000 Polvi Sustainability)

Oregon State University ($500 Don and Cathy Schut Environmental Engineering)

Eligibility (see individual application forms for specific conditions)

Full-time civil engineering students who have achieved junior standing in Civil Engineering at the beginning of the academic year of the award will be considered for the scholarship.  Students who receive the award during their junior year will again be eligible for the award during their senior year, assuming they maintain eligibility for the scholarship.  Course work must be taken at the school where the scholarship is awarded. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

Junior or senior standing at the beginning of the academic year of the award.
Student enrolled in a civil engineering program working toward a Bachelor of Science degree.
Demonstrated financial need for the scholarship.
United States citizen.
Four-year resident of the State of Oregon.

Procedure

Complete the Biographical Data Form provided by the Civil Engineering Department and deliver to the department.  Be sure that your application includes the following information:   academic achievement (GPA), employment experience, student activities, community service, financial resources, and long term career goals.
Selection of the recipient shall be made by the Civil Engineering Department, subject to the concurrence of the APWA Oregon Chapter Scholastic Foundation Board.
Awards will be disbursed one-half at the beginning of the fall term, and one-half at the beginning of winter term.

Department recommendations and supporting biographical data and transcripts must be submitted to the APWA Scholarship Committee by June 15.  Awards will be announced the following September.

Public Administration Scholarships

Michael Lindberg Public Administration ($2,000 Scholarship)

The Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) will award a scholarship to a student enrolled in the Public Administration program in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University.  The scholarship is named for former Portland City Commissioner Michael Lindberg, and was established to recognize and financially assist students who are interested in pursuing a career in Public Works Administration.  The amount for the current academic year is $2000.

Eligibility

Students who have achieved graduate standing at the beginning of the academic year of the award will be considered for the scholarship.  Students who have completed 30 credits within the MPA program will again be eligible for the award during a subsequent year, provided they maintain eligibility for the scholarship.  Course work must be taken at Portland State University. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

Graduate standing at the beginning of the academic year of the award.
Student enrolled in a program working toward a Master of Public Administration degree, with major interest in public works administration.
Academic achievement.
Demonstrated financial need for the scholarship.
United States citizen; 4-year resident of the State of Oregon.

Procedure

Complete the Biographical Data Form provided by the College of Urban and Public Affairs and deliver it to the Public Administration department.  Be sure that your application includes the following information: academic achievement (GPA), employment experience, student activities, community service, financial resources, long term career goals, and three letters of recommendation, at least one of which shall be from a public works professional.

Selection of the recipient shall be based on department recommendation, subject to the concurrence of the Oregon Chapter APWA Executive Board. Awards will be disbursed one-half during fall term, and one-half at the beginning of winter term. College recommendations and supporting biographical data and transcripts must be submitted to the APWA Scholarship Committee by the specified deadline.

Community College Scholarships

Unless otherwise noted, community college scholarships are $500 each, half distributed in the fall term and the other half distributed in the winter term.

Les Lyle Memorial Scholarship (Walla Walla Community College)
Merle Langley Memorial Scholarship (Lane Community College)
Umpqua Community College
Clackamas Community College Southwestern Community College

Les LyleLes Lyle Memorial Scholarship
This $750 scholarship has been established in memory of Les Lyle, who attended Blue Mountain Community College, obtained a degree in civil engineering from Oregon State University, and went on to become City Engineer of Eugene, Oregon.  The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize and financially assist BMCC students who are interested in pursuing a career in civil engineering or in the field Public Works.

Walla Walla CC Scholarship Application Form

Merle LangleyMerle Langley Memorial Scholarship
This $750 scholarship has been established in memory of Merle Langley. Merle Langley was a founding member of the Oregon Chapter APWA and was instrumental in establishing the scholarship program we have today. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize and financially assist Lane Community College students who are interested in pursuing a career in civil engineering or in the field of Public Works.

Lane CC Scholarship Application Form

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