Scholarship and Discount Opportunities to Attend School of Government Programs

The School of Government is grateful to offer a number of scholarship and discount opportunities for public officials who wish to participate in our continuing education programs. Scholarships and discounts are available both internally through the School and through the generous support of partnering organizations.

Learn more about the range of these opportunities below.


Civic Local Foundation 

Civic Local Foundation (the Foundation) offers scholarships to local government employees who are also members of Civic Federal Credit Union or Local Government Federal Credit Union. Scholarships can be applied toward tuition for the School’s conferences, classes, and seminars.

Through this commitment, the Foundation dedicates scholarship funds annually to credit union members to offset the cost of attending various trainings from the School.

There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)

To get more information or to apply, visit Civic Federal Credit Union or Local Government Federal Credit Union’s website.


NCACC Discount for County Elected Officials

In support of the Center for Public Leadership and Governance (CPLG) and the School, the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) offers a 20 percent discount off the course registration fee to county elected officials to attend Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA) courses.

For more information on this discount, please click here.


Center for Public Leadership and Governance (CPLG) Discounts

CPLG is proud to offer discounts to groups. Many courses in the One-Day Public Leadership Series benefit not just individuals but rather entire groups. Members of groups of five or more can each receive 20 percent off the registration fee.  To take advantage of this discount, please visit the course web page or contact or 919.966.4414 with questions.


Municipal and County Administration Scholarship Opportunities

Applicants to the Municipal and County Administration (MCA) program can be considered for up to five scholarship funds to apply toward the cost of the program:

  • MCA Alumni Association Scholarship 
  • S. Ellis Hankins Municipal Administration Scholarship
  • James B. Blackburn III Memorial Fund for Municipal & County Administration
  • Peter F. Lydens Scholarship for Municipal Employees Endowment Fund 
  • Frayda S. Bluestein Scholarship Fund for Municipal and County Administration

 Applicants will receive notification regarding their scholarship status. To view more about each of these scholarships and their selection criteria, please visit the MCA course page.

*LGFCU offers a special application period for their member scholarship to apply toward this program. 


For questions regarding these scholarships, please contact the School’s registrar, Brian Newport, at