Scholarships


NCLGBA is proud to offer two scholarship opportunities to its members!


Biannual Conference Scholarship

In coordination with its biannual conferences, NCLGBA offers a scholarship to one or more graduate student(s) or first time conference attendee(s). Scholarship recipient(s) receive registration and lodging accommodations for the conference. The application process is a short answer essay submission and is judged by a committee of NCLGBA Board members. Information about each scholarship application process is distributed in advance of the conference, usually around the time of registration. If you or someone you know is interested in attending a NCLGBA Conference as a scholarship winner, please follow the NCLGBA website for information and updates. Feel free to email the committee with any questions.


NCLGBA Endowed Scholarship

In partnership with CIVIC Federal Credit Union, NCLGBA was proud to establish an endowed scholarship program in December 2021. This scholarship was established with generous seed funding of $25,000 from CIVIC and over $13,000 in matching funds from the NCLGBA Board, and is for North Carolina students pursuing careers in local government. The scholarship is intended to support a student's educational expenses in pursuing a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Affairs, or Master of Public Policy degree. There will be several opportunities to raise more funding for this cause, including raffles. A policy governing the establishment, funding, growth, and implementation of this scholarship will be presented for approval by the NCLGBA membership in July 2022.