Scholarship News - APWA Chicago Metropolitan Chapter - Lake Branch

February 14, 2018

The Lake Branch of the Chicago Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association has scholarships available for eligible students pursuing a degree in Public Works Administration, Civil Engineerin or Environmental Engineering, and individuals pursuing continuing education courses relating to public works.

To be eligible, students/individuals must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Reside in Lake County, Illinois;
  2. Attend an educational institution within Lake County, Illinois;
  3. Be employed by, or an immediate family member to an employee of, a Public Works Agency or Company within Lake County; or
  4. Be a current member or immediate family member to a current member of the Lake Branch of the Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association
  5. Applications are considered void if you cannot meet at least one of these criteria.

Applications are due on or before April 1, 2018


Application forms are available on the APWA Chicago Metro Chapter website, or by contacting Kurt Baumann, P.E. at (815)444-3313 or  Applicants may reapply yearly for scholarship awards, provided a new application is submitted each time.


Students attending an accredited university whose major course of study encompasses the field of Civil or Environmental Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Public Works Administration or other programs within the public works field are eligible.  Candidates must meet at least one of the four eligibility criteria.


Candidates who receive monies from other sources are eligible to apply for this award.  Financial need is only one of the many criteria to be reviewed in determining the best qualified recipients.


Depending on the number and quality of applications received, multiple awards (including continuing educational and full time students) adding up to a total of $10,000 are intended to be awarded.  The recipient will also receive a membership to APWA as part of their award.  The Chapter reserves the right to not issue a scholarship if no submitted application is deemed to indicate a scholarship issuance is warranted.


All application materials must be received on or before April 1, 2018 and submitted to the current Lake Branch Scholarship Committee Chairperson.  Notification of awards will be made by May 30, 2018


Award monies will be disbursed at the June 19, 2018 APWA Chicago Metro Chapter - Lake Branch nmeeting.  The award check will be made payable to the student or the applicable institution.

Scholarship Applications Must Be Received By Mail, E-Mail or FAX By April 1, 2018 and Sent to:

Kurt Baumann, P.E., Baxter & Woodman, Inc., 8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 400, Chicago, Illinois  60631

E-mail:,  Fax:  773-444-0334  Phone:  815-444-3313