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Scholarships

A wide range of scholarships are available for persons pursuing studies in various facets of government and public policy. Three scholarship opportunities are available:

The call for all scholarship applications is open from June and closes September 27, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. 


LGMA Scholarships

Grant Anderson Commemorative Scholarship

The purpose of the Grant Anderson Commemorative Scholarship is to encourage those students with an interest in local government administration, local government law and governance, and in planning and land-use law to pursue post-secondary education in one of those fields. The Scholarship will be available to assist students who have shown an interest in local government during their undergraduate career, and who are accepted, or are registered, in any of the following post-secondary programs leading to a degree at British Columbia post-secondary institutions:

  • Masters degree in public administration, or public sector management or leadership
  • Masters degree in community and regional planning
  • Bachelors degree in law

Preference will be given to the aforementioned degree programs, however, applicants for other post-secondary education related to local government; planning or law will be considered.

Candidates should be intending to treat their degree as a terminal degree, and as a pre-requisite to professional employment. Our goal is to assist in training local government professionals for the future of British Columbia.

Funds for the Grant Anderson Commemorative Scholarship are managed by the Vancouver Foundation.

Up to two scholarships will be awarded for one year and in the amount of up to $1,500 paid upon proof of registration at a post-secondary institution in one of the approved subject areas. Upon award of scholarship, funds will be paid directly as a voucher to the specified post-secondary institution.

Every successful candidate will be expected during the tenure of his or her Scholarship, to write a 10-20 page paper on a topic of relevance to local government. That paper will be made available to local government practitioners through the Local Government Management Association and CivicInfo BC's online library.

Grant Anderson Commemorative Scholarship Application Form


LGMA Distinguished Members Legacy Fund Scholarship

Background
The Local Government Management Association, in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation has established the Distinguished Members Legacy Fund as a way for friends and colleagues to recognize the achievement of LGMA members who have passed away, retired, or have made extraordinary contributions to the field of local government in British Columbia.

Established as an educational scholarship fund, the Legacy Fund has been set up as a registered charity to enable donors to receive a tax deduction for contributions.

View LGMA's Honour Roll 2018

Honour Roll and Donations to the Fund

Would you like to make a donation to the LGMA Distinguished Members Legacy Fund? Follow the steps below to make your donation.

Follow these instructions:

  1. I want to make a donation in Honour of the LGMA's Distinguished Members Legacy Fund
  2. Click “Donate”
  3. Select “Individual or organization” for what kind of donor you are
  4. Select " In Honour of" and type the name of the member in who's name you'd like to make your donation. 
  5. Enter in your contact information unless you want to remain anonymous, and payment information.
  6. You have the option of sending an E-Card to the family along with your donation.

How to Apply for the Honour Roll

Contributions of $500 or more made specifically in the name of an honoured member the member's name, along with a personal biography will be included in LGMA's Honour Roll.

If you are making a contribution to the Distinguished Members Legacy Fund and requesting recognition for a member on the Honour Roll please send a photo along with a summary on the member's career, achievements and significant contributions in the field of local government to a maximum of 300 words.

To apply for the Scholarship
The purpose of the LGMA Distinguished Members Legacy Fund Scholarship is to encourage students with an interest in local government management and administration to pursue post-secondary opportunities. A scholarship is available to assist students who have a demonstrated interest in local government public service and who are accepted or are registered in a course of studies at an accredited post-secondary institution. Both full time and part time students are eligible to apply, making the scholarship available to individuals currently working in local government.

Up to 14 scholarships will be awarded for one year in the amount of up to $1,500 as a voucher to the specified post-secondary institution to pay for tuition and text costs upon proof of registration.

For further information on the Distinguished Members Legacy Fund Scholarship please contact the LGMA at office@lgma.ca

LGMA Distinguished Members Legacy Fund Scholarship Application Form


Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund Scholarship

Background

The Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund Scholarship has been established to encourage students with an interest in federal, provincial, local government or First Nations administration and policy studies to pursue post-secondary opportunities. The Fund recognizes the career and public service contributions of Ken Dobell, former Vancouver City Manager, British Columbia Deputy Minister to the Premier, Secretary to Cabinet and Head of BC Public Service.

Scholarships are available to assist students whose permanent address is in British Columbia, who have a demonstrated interest in public service, and who are registered in a course of studies at an accredited post-secondary institution.

Funds for the Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund will be managed by the Vancouver Foundation. A Scholarship Advisory Committee, with representatives appointed by the Board of Directors of the Local Government Management Association from local, provincial and federal governments and First Nations organizations will provide advice to the Vancouver Foundation in respect to Scholarship disbursements.

Donations

The Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund Scholarship has been set up as a registered charity to enable donors to receive a tax deduction for contributions. Donations to the fund may be made payable to the "Vancouver Foundation - LGMA Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund" and forwarded to the Local Government Management Association, 710A - 880 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2B7.

To Apply for the Scholarship

Up to four scholarships will awarded for one year in the amount of up to $2,500 paid upon proof of registration at a post-secondary institution, with preference being given to one applicant from each of the four (4) public sectors noted above. Scholarships may be available to reimburse tuition, school related expenses or travel. Priorities for scholarship reimbursement will be set assigned by the Scholarship Advisory Committee.

Upon award of scholarship, funds will only be paid to a qualified donee on behalf of the student receiving the award. No payments will be made directly to an applicant. Course related expenses and travel expenses will be reimbursed to the applicant’s public sector employer.  Scholarships will be available for one year after the date of award. 

Applications will be received from permanent residents of British Columbia who are registered at a post-secondary educational institution, undertaking either a full or part-time course of studies directly related to federal, provincial, local government or First Nations administration and policy studies AND who are working either in a federal, provincial, local government or First Nations organization, OR who have shown a demonstrated interest in public administration or public policy studies.

For further information on the Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund please contact the LGMA at office@lgma.ca

Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund Scholarship Application Form


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