Jack Pittis Memorial Scholarship

The Washington State Chapter of the American Public Works Association is offering a $10,000 scholarship to honor Jack Pittis. Jack was an active member of APWA, a past Chapter President, and a friend who is greatly missed. Jack’s legacy was one of leadership, commitment to his community, and dedication to his role as a public servant. Successful applicants must exhibit a similar devotion to career and community.


  1. The application process is open to undergraduates currently enrolled in four-year degree programs and full-time students in community colleges that will be enrolled in a four-year institution as an entering junior or senior as of Fall 2017. Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university in the State of Washington.  Students enrolled in an out-of-state school will not be eligible.
  2. To be eligible for consideration, the applicant shall be majoring in a field directly related to Public Works (Civil, Structural, Transportation, or Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Science, Communications, Public Administration, etc.).
  3. The applicant shall be an entering Junior or Senior as of the Fall 2017 school year.
  4. The applicant shall meet the respective school’s definition of full time standing for the 2017-2018 school year.
  5. Finalists will be required to participate in interviews with APWA scholarship committee members. Finalists will be contacted by a scholarship committee member to schedule the interview. Interview questions will be based on the content of each student’s application materials.
  6. Evaluation criteria will include scholastic achievement, a dedication to community involvement, activities and interests beyond the classroom, and demonstrated knowledge of the public works industry.APPLICATION Can be found at:   http://washington.apwa.net/PageDetails/6419