Local Government Federal Credit Union Doubles School of Government Scholarship Fund

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The UNC School of Government is pleased to announce that the Local Government Federal Credit Union has increased its investment in its scholarship program at the School. Through a generous commitment of $100,000 annually, the School will be able to offer additional financial aid to officials who wish to participate in School courses.

“This increased commitment will extend LGFCU’s impact into even more of North Carolina’s communities,” said Mike Smith, dean of the School of Government. “We are very thankful to LGFCU for their incredible support of our mission.”

Scholarships are available to LGFCU members who are local government employees. The $100,000  will be utilized to offset the cost of attending various trainings from the School. In 2019, LGFCU’s investment allowed 71 public officials to receive scholarships.

"LGFCU is thrilled to be able to give more financial aid toward local government employees eyeing professional development opportunities,” said Jennifer Phelps, vice president of member and volunteer development at LGFCU. “Scholarships help cover the cost of tuition for conferences, classes and seminars offered by the School.”

The scholarship committee reviews applications for funds on an ongoing basis. To learn more about how to apply, click here.

The School of Government is also offering a 25 percent discount on all courses beginning prior to June 30. Find upcoming courses from the School on its course calendar.