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Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund Scholarship

Application deadline for all 2018 Scholarships is Friday, September 28, 2018, by 4:30 p.m. Scholarship applicants will be notified by October 31.

Ken Dobell Public Service Education Fund Scholarship Application Form

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

Each Fall the Vancouver Foundation will award one or more scholarships to applicants. 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 be paid directly to qualified donees only such as post-secondary institutions or local governments to reimburse costs associated with the course of studies.  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.

Value of Award

Four (4) scholarships will be awarded of up to $2,500 each, with preference being given to one applicant from each of the four (4) public sectors noted above.

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

 

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