The Andrews Scholarship was initiated in 1990 in honor of the dedicated years of service by Marvin Andrews, former City Manager of Phoenix, to local government in Arizona. The Andrews Scholarship is sponsored by the Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA) and is designed to honor and financially assist Arizona students in public administration, public policy, or undergrad students working towards their Masters of Public Administration degree who aspire to a career in local government management.
A scholarship is awarded to a full-time student attending Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, or the University of Arizona who has exhibited strong academic achievement. In addition to the monetary award, the Andrews Scholarship recipient will be given the opportunity for a paid summer internship stipend of $6,000 with a participating Arizona city, town, or county. The purpose of the internship is to provide the scholarship recipient with professional experience and training in an Arizona city or town with a population of less than 50,000 or a county with a population of less than 200,000. The paid summer internship is provided through ACMA Scholarship funds and matching funds from the city, town, or county providing the internship. The Andrews Scholarship recipient will also be awarded a complimentary year of ACMA Student Membership.
Cities, towns and counties in Arizona submit applications to host the Andrews recipient for a 6-week summer internship. Students not selected as the recipient will have the opportunity to interview with hosts that are not selected by the scholarship recipient. If this opportunity is available, students that applied and interviewed for the internship will be notified in March 2018.