The American Public Works Association – Georgia Chapter recognizes the importance of education as public works professionals strive to provide effective and efficient services, broaden their knowledge of government, and enhance their leadership capabilities and managerial abilities. It is incumbent upon each of us to strive toward excellence in our role as a public works professional; however, in doing so some of our colleagues are at a decisive disadvantage primarily due to budget constraints. The Michael T. Joyner Scholarship provides an opportunity for public works professionals in the State of Georgia to obtain training and subsequent certification. Those who desire to utilize the Michael T. Joyner Scholarship as a means to broaden their base of knowledge by obtaining certification through the Michael T. Joyner Public Works Education Program must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Be a full time employee with a Public Works agency in the State of Georgia.
2. Complete the required application.
3. Attach supporting documentation indicating need for assistance; and
4. Submit a letter from your Chief Elected Officer or Manager/Administrator stating that the local governing authority supports your educational efforts, but funding is not available for registration.
The “Michael T. Joyner Scholarship” provides registration fee assistance for the recipient to attend the Michael T. Joyner Public Works Education Program (Certificate of Public Works Management) and/or participate in the Donald C. Stone Center of Excellence credentialing program. If you are interested in applying for the Michael T. Joyner Scholarship or know someone else who may be interested, please complete and submit the attached application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 1, 2017.