The APWA has established a Mission to promote professional excellence; understanding of and competency and credibility in public works. This Mission is further served by delivering technical workshops, seminars, educational conferences, trade shows and credentialing combined with the offering of educational scholarships to further support students working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in a public works-related field. To fulfill our Mission, the Chicago Metro Chapter – Fox Valley Branch of the American Public Works Association is sponsoring a scholarship program for Candidates Pursuing a Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Public Works Management. Award monies will be disbursed prior to the start of the educational course or seminar following the award notification. A letter will be sent to the educational program, seminar organization, college or university informing them of the award. The award check will be made payable to the student and the applicable institution.
-Students who plan to attend an accredited university during the Fall 2012 Semester at the undergraduate or graduate level whose major course of study encompasses the field of Civil or Environmental Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Public Works Administration or other programs within the public works field are eligible. -Students may be part time or full time at community colleges or universities; however, candidates must be seeking a degree. -We will only consider providing scholarships toward tuition as well as books, fees, supplies and equipment if required of all students in the course. -Candidates must reside or be employed within the geographic boundaries of the Fox Valley Branch of the APWA Chicago Metro Chapter. This area includes the entire counties of McHenry, DeKalb, Kane, and Kendall, plus the Cities of West Chicago, Warrenville, Aurora, and Naperville – all in Illinois. No other areas will be considered, other areas have their own scholarships. -Active members of the 2012 Fox Valley Branch Scholarship Committee of the APWA Chicago Metro Chapter and their family members are not eligible.