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Small Cities Scholarship Program

The Small City Scholarship program assists small cities and towns that need financial assistance to attend AWC events. To be eligible, a city or town must have a population of 5,000 or less and have a financial need. The scholarship covers the cost of registration only. Scholarships are limited to one per city, per event, with up to four per city, per year and are based on available funds. AWC reserves the right to limit the number of scholarship used on a single event.

It is easy to access a small city scholarship. Simply click on that option when you register electronically for the workshop. If you are registering through AWC's new registration system, you will need the appropriate campaign code (see individual registration page for information.) If you register using a scholarship and do not attend, the city will be charged the cancellation fee.

Contact: Karen Tanner, karent@awcnet.org, (360) 753-4137

Washington Cities Scholarship Program

The Washington Cities Scholarship program assists cities over 5,000 in population in attending AWC training. Scholarship will reimburse a city for 50% of the registration fee. The scholarship funds are not available for major AWC conferences, but may be used for pre and post conference workshops

Denial of a scholarship may be due to various reasons such as significant demand for a particular workshop, lack of scholarship funds, and/or multiple scholarships provided to a particular jurisdiction.

To apply for a scholarship, click here.

Contact: Karen Tanner, karent@awcnet.org, (360) 753-4137

Wellness Works Program

Wellness Works Program offers two scholarships to each city or non-city entity receiving medical benefits from the AWC Trust for the Healthy Worksite Summit.

Contact: Julie McDowell, juliem@awcnet.org, (360) 753-4137

RMSA Co-operative Scholarship Programs

RMSA has a budgeted amount set aside on a first-come-first-serve basis, to help those members attend workshops and trainings.

RMSA provides financial assistance opportunities for the following events:

  • Labor Relations Institute
  • AWC Annual Conference
  • RMSA Annual Meeting
  • AWC Expo
  • Other trainings per RMSA approval required

Contact: RMSA staff, caitlinm@awcnet.org, (360) 753-4137