Events & Education


Our scholarships ensure that those who want to attend valuable trainings and events are able to.


Small Cities Scholarship Program

The Small City Scholarship program assists small cities and towns that need financial assistance to attend AWC events. To be eligible, a city or town must have a population of 5,000 or less and have a financial need. The scholarship covers the cost of registration only. Scholarships are limited to one per city, per event, with up to four per city, per year and are based on available funds. AWC reserves the right to limit the number of scholarship used on a single event.

It is easy to access a small city scholarship, you just need the appropriate campaign code (see individual registration page for information). If you register using a scholarship and do not attend, the city will be charged the cancellation fee.

Contact: Karen Tanner, (360) 753-4137,


Washington Cities Scholarship Program

The Washington Cities Scholarship program assists cities over 5,000 in population in attending AWC training. Scholarship will reimburse a city for 50% of the registration fee. The scholarship funds are not available for major AWC conferences, but may be used for pre and post conference workshops.

Denial of a scholarship may be due to various reasons such as significant demand for a particular workshop, lack of scholarship funds, and/or multiple scholarships provided to a particular jurisdiction. Contact Karen Tanner to apply now!

Contact: Karen Tanner, (360) 753-4137,


RMSA Scholarship Program

RMSA provides scholarships to help members attend pre-approved workshops and trainings. Scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

RMSA provides financial assistance opportunities for the following events:

  • Labor Relations Institute
  • AWC Annual Conference
  • RMSA Annual Meeting
  • AWC Member Expo
  • Other trainings – prior RMSA approval required

Apply for a scholarship now!

Contact: RMSA staff, (360) 753-4137,


Employee Benefit Trust Scholarship Program

The Trust provides scholarships to members for all Trust-sponsored trainings. Scholarships to wellness trainings are provided only to members with medical coverage.

  • AWC Member Expo
  • Wellness Planning Forums
  • Health Care Regional Forums
  • Webinars
  • Healthy Worksite Summit – Additional Summit scholarships may be provided by other organizations. Check the Summit website for details.

No application required.

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