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Posted on: November 14, 2023

City Seeking Applicants for AWC Scholarships

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The City of Puyallup seeks applicants for the AWC Center for Quality Communities Scholarship

The City of Puyallup is now accepting applications for the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Center for Quality Communities (CQC) scholarship. The scholarship is available through a statewide competitive process for high school seniors who are active in leadership in their city government, community, or school and plan to pursue post-secondary education in fall 2024.

The CQC is awarding three $3,000 scholarships in 2024. Scholarship recipients also receive a travel stipend to attend AWC’s Annual Conference in Vancouver, Washington, in June 2024.

To be eligible as a first-time applicant, a student must be:

  • A Washington resident;
  • Graduating from high school, completing homeschooling, or receiving a GED in spring/summer 2024;
  • Planning to continue their education at an accredited college or trade school in the 2024-2025 academic year on a half-time or more basis and
  • Active in leadership in their city government, community, or school, either now or in the past.

To apply, please click on the links below or go to the CQC website ( Completed applications are due no later than JANUARY 1, 2024.

First Time Applications

Continuing Student Applications

Submit completed application and materials to:

Dan Vessels Jr., 

City of Puyallup 

333 S. Meridian

Puyallup, WA 98371 

Contact the City Clerk, Dan Vessels Jr., at or 253-841-5480 with any questions.

The AWC Center for Quality Communities is a 501(c)(3) partner with the nonprofit Association of Washington Cities. The Center’s goal is to help residents understand the important role cities and towns play in Washington and to grow leaders and healthy, resilient quality communities. The Center promotes municipal leadership development and civic engagement and works to support students who demonstrate community leadership and commitment to their city. 


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