NCT Branch Scholarships

2023 TX-APWA NCT Branch Scholarship Program Flyer (Click to open PDF version)

2023 TX-APWA-NCT Branch Undergrad and Graduate Scholarship Application (Click to open PDF version)



The North Central Texas Branch of the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association Scholarship Program is designed to assist those individuals who are pursuing a career in the Public Works field. The Association believes that improving one’s knowledge in the Public Works field encompasses disciplines from inspection, construction, engineering or public administration, as well as, continuing education for career enhancement. This assistance in education promotes and ensures a continuation of the high level of skill, talent and professionalism that is the pride of every member.

Traditionally, the American Public Works Association and its Chapters have strived for the advancement and continued development of all of the various components that make up the Public Works family. It is incumbent upon the membership of the North Central Texas Branch to lend a helping hand to those who have chosen the public services field as their career. The Scholarship Program is an integral part of achieving this goal.

The North Central Texas Branch Scholarship Program offers three (3) categories in which scholarships may be awarded:

1.  PRACTITIONERS:  Awarded to a full time employee who is continuing an academic program towards enhancing their professional development for public works employment opportunities or advancement. The person must be currently employed in a Public Works related field, be a member of the APWA, or employed by a professional who is a member, or an agency or company that has a group membership, be recommended by their supervisor, and not have won a similar award in the last two years.

2.  UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM:  Awarded to a college student who has earned at least 60 credit hours, at the time of the application, through enrollment at any accredited college or university in the State of Texas, seeking an undergraduate degree in a field related to Public Works Engineering or Public Administration. The student must also have at least a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 system and demonstrate an interest in a public works career.

3.  GRADUATE PROGRAM:  Awarded to a person who has earned at least six credit hours and is pursuing an advanced degree in Public Works Engineering, Management or Public Administration at any accredited college or university in the State of Texas.

All awards shall be provided to applicants for upcoming expenditures related to tuition or educational expenses incurred in the pursuit of additional education. Funds will not be provided for the payment of an applicant’s expenditures incurred prior to the application deadline. The TX-APWA North Central Branch reserves the right to refuse payment in the event that this situation should arise.


The actual number of scholarships awarded each year is contingent upon available funds, and will be determined by the North Central Texas Branch Executive Committee on an annual basis.

The North Central Texas Branch Executive Committee will determine the number and amount of scholarships for Practitioners based on available funds. Practitioner awarded funds shall be used for professional development and technical craft training related to the public works field.

It is anticipated that Undergraduate and Graduate scholarships will be valued at $1,000. Undergraduate and Graduate Programs awarded scholarship funds shall be used for tuition/books and/or for classes in subjects related to public works at any accredited school in the State of Texas.


Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship applicants shall complete the attached Scholarship Application Form and return all necessary information postmarked by May 26, 2023.  The following schedule provides the applicant with information regarding deadlines and notifications.

May 26th                     Complete applications and information must be postmarked or delivered

Early July                         The Scholarship Committee will acknowledge receipt of applications by email

Mid July                     Winners will be notified and invited to attend the August meeting

Fall                               Winners attend the meeting of the North Central Texas Branch and receive recognition of the award 

There is no deadline associated with scholarships for Practitioners. Applications will be accepted at any time throughout the year, will be reviewed, and a determination will be made by the North Central Texas Branch Executive Committee at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.


Undergraduate and Graduate Program applications will be evaluated by the Scholarship Committee based on the applicants answer to the essay question(s), public works orientation in classes, professional society involvement, and application organization. The Scholarship Committee will recommend award recipients to the North Central Texas Branch Executive Committee who will make the final decision.

The Scholarship Program recipients will be encouraged to attend the August meeting of the North Central Texas Branch to accept the award and receive recognition. Should a recipient not be able to appear to receive the scholarship, it will be mailed.

Practitioner Scholarships will be based on the need for funding, involvement in APWA, and potential for growth and development.


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