City of Sammamish Now Accepting AWC Scholarship Applications - Due Feb. 10

Release Date: December 09, 2019



The City of Sammamish has the opportunity to nominate one outstanding Sammamish student for a scholarship through the AWC Center for Quality Communities, a 501(c)3 organization sponsored by the Association of Washington Cities. The AWC Center for Quality Communities promotes civic engagement and seeks to provide the public a better understanding of the role cities and towns play in Washington. They offer a Quality Communities Scholarship program and will provide up to six $1,500 scholarships in 2020 as an investment into young leaders who are the future of our communities.


As a member of AWC, the City of Sammamish is eligible to nominate one current 12th grade Sammamish student who will be attending a college or trade school in fall 2020. This nominated student will then go on to compete for a scholarship awarded by AWC in May 2020. To be included in the City of Sammamish’s selection process, applications are due by Monday, February 10, 2020.


  • To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must reside, work, go to school, or perform some legitimate activity within the Sammamish city limits.
  • The applicant must be currently in 12th grade, or in a program equivalent to the grade listed above and plan to attend college or a trade school in fall 2020.
  • The applicant must submit a completed application by the deadline listed below.

To Apply:  Please complete the following steps to be considered for the Quality Communities Scholarship program.


  • Complete the required application at
  • Attach a recommendation letter and essay to your completed application
  • Turn in to City Hall no later than Monday, February 10 at 5:00pm.


Deliver to City Hall:   Lynne Handlos                 OR      email to:

                               City of Sammamish

                               801 – 228th Avenue SE

                               Sammamish, WA 98075


All applications must be received no later than Monday, February 10, 2020


Your application will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of City Staff and you will be notified by mail no later than March 9 of the committee’s final recommendation.  The chosen applicant will be recommended by the City to the AWC Scholarship Committee for final review and selection amongst the top WA state students.  If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Handlos, Recreation Coordinator, at