City accepting applications for AWC scholarship

Applications are due by Feb. 24

The City of Port Orchard is accepting applications for the AWC (Association of Washington Cities) Center for Quality Communities Scholarship Fund. Six winners from across the state will be awarded $1500 scholarships in the competition.

To be eligible, a student must be a Washington state resident, graduating from high school, home school or attaining a GED this spring or summer, plan to continue their education at an accredited college or trade school in the 2020-2021 academic year on at least a half-time basis and have been involved with a city government or with a community/school leadership activity.

“As we collect the applications, Mayor Rob Putaansuu will review them and nominate one of the applicants to AWC,” Jenine Floyd, Port Orchard deputy city clerk, said.

AWC is a nonprofit organization focused on growing leaders and quality communities.

“We believe in helping to ensure the success of student leaders who care about their communities,” the association said on its website.

“The Center for Quality Communities Scholarship supports senior high school students who are actively engaged with their community and/or city government and want to pursue post-secondary education.”

Scholarship applications can be found at Completed applications can be submitted by mail or email to the City of Port Orchard, 216 Prospect St., Port Orchard, or by email to

Applications must be received no later than Feb. 24.

The Center for Quality Communities promotes municipal leadership development and civic engagement. The Center’s goal is to develop a public understanding of the role cities and towns play in Washington.

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