MML Scholarship Program Overview
The Missouri Municipal League Board of Directors established the MML College Scholarship program in 2010. The program is intended to assist those employed in municipal government in meeting the costs of furthering their education. The scholarships are open to municipal employees enrolled in an accredited graduate or undergraduate program. Eligible applicants must be fulltime employees of an MML member municipality. Graduate or undergraduate students may apply.
The program consists of five, $500.00 scholarships issued on a statewide basis. All payments to scholarship winners will be issued on a reimbursement basis. The class for which the reimbursement is made must be completed within twelve months of the application deadline.
The applicant must be a full time employee of a Missouri municipality and must be endorsed in writing by either the City Manager/Administrator or Mayor. According to guidelines set forth by the MML Board of Directors, each city may sponsor only one applicant per year. A total of three scholarships are allowed per person over three consecutive or non-consecutive years.
It is not a requirement that classes are applicable to the employees’ position but this may be taken into consideration when choosing scholarship recipients. The MML Scholarship Committee will select scholarship winners in late May, and recipients will be notified in June.
All payments to scholarship winners will be issued on a reimbursement basis. Individuals awarded the scholarship may apply for additional MML scholarships in the following years. There is a limit of three awards per person. Candidates must also be endorsed in writing by either the city manager/administrator or mayor/chairman. Only one applicant per city will be considered each year. While it is not a requirement that classes are applicable to the employees’ position this may be taken into consideration when selecting scholarship recipients. The MML Scholarship Committee will determine the scholarship winners in late May/early June and publish the results in June.