AWC Scholarship

City Seeks High School Applicants for $1,000 AWC Scholarship
Posted on 12/20/2018
Scholarship ImageA $1,000 educational scholarship can be a tremendous help to a young student. High school students that live in Mill Creek can apply by Feb. 1 to become the City’s nominee for one of six such statewide scholarships.

The City of Mill Creek is now accepting applications to find its nominee for the Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities Scholarship. Each city and town within Washington State can nominate one student for the annual scholarship. Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded across the state to high school students who plan to pursue a post-secondary degree in fall 2019.

The purpose of the scholarship is to support the educational goals of students who may be future governmental leaders. Students who have community volunteerism experience, or have been part of school leadership, student government or other clubs are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition to competing for one of the $1,000 scholarships, the nominee chosen by the City of Mill Creek will receive a $500 scholarship from the City. All scholarship funds will be sent directly to the institution that the nominee attends in 2019.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship must be:
  • Involved (or have been involved) with a city government, community and/or school leadership activity;
  • Eligible to graduate from high school, completed home school or received a GED in spring/summer 2019;
  • Live within the city limits of Mill Creek;
  • Plan to continue education in the 2019-2020 academic year at an accredited college or trade school on a half-time or more basis.
Download the application (opens a PDF form). The completed application and essay are due to the City by Feb. 1, 2019. Materials should be sent to:

City of Mill Creek
Attention: Gordon Brink
15728 Main St., Mill Creek, WA 98012
The City Council will select a nominee for the state scholarship at the Feb. 12 City Council meeting. State scholarship winners will be notified in May 2019.

The AWC Center for Quality Communities promotes municipal leadership development and civic engagement. The center’s goal is to develop a broad public understanding of the important role cities and towns play in Washington. The center is a 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at