The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association is seeking applications for two of its scholarship programs: the Gerry Whitlock Memorial Scholarship and the Nancy Galkowski Legacy Fund.

The Whitlock Scholarship is funded by the MMMA in honor of the late former town administrator, who dedicated his life to local government, starting as a selectman in Belchertown before becoming its first town administrator. He mentored many young professionals who were just entering the field of local government, and he was well known for his wit and candor.

Candidates for the Whitlock Scholarship must be enrolled in a college or university master’s-level program in public administration, and the award of $2,000 may be used to offset tuition. The deadline for submission is June 1. Click here for the application in fillable PDF format.

The Galkowski Fund is named after Nancy Galkowski, who had a 35-year career in municipal management in Massachusetts and a passion for mentoring younger managers and being of service to all of her peers. Following her death in 2013, her colleagues in the Massachusetts Municipal Management Association established a fund to honor her memory and continue her legacy.

Galkowski funds can be used for any number of professional development programs. Applicants should identify the program they wish to participate in. The program is open to all local government professionals and is targeted to those seeking to further their municipal management career.

Click here to download the application form in fillable PDF format. The deadline for the Galkowski Fund is May 20.

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