2018 Mansfield Scholarship Application
In the interest of promoting the city management profession and to encourage educational pursuits leading to professional city management careers, the Missouri City/County Managers Association (MCMA) proposes to establish an annual scholarship program for deserving Missouri graduate students pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) degree.
The Scholarship is named for Kathleen Mansfield, a dedicated city management professional whose ideals, motivation and good character inspired everyone who came into contact with her, especially her peers. She died on July 8, 2004, from complications of scleroderma, a rare arthritic disease at an all too early age. As stated on a website dedicated to her memory:
“Kathleen loved being in local city government and most importantly loved sharing the profession with school kids and graduate students who wanted to follow her into her noble (but often misunderstood) profession. She was usually the first to invite new professionals into the “old boys club” and to welcome them into their professional associations. She also knew that through outreach and diversity, her chosen profession would be stronger than ever.” Reference from http://kathyreport.blogspot.com.
The Association will provide $500.00 scholarships for Missouri residents seeking a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA degree to prepare for a career in city management.) These scholarships are to be used for college expenses such as cost of tuition, fees, room and board, or books and supplies.