William A. Cruickshank Scholarship Outline

William A. Cruickshank Scholarship Application

In March, the League's Scholarship Committee will award deserving high school seniors and municipal employees.  Students planning a course of study in public service and employees continuing their educations in their fields are eligible. 

The Palm Beach County League of Cities is always accepting contributions to continue our support of these students.  It's an investment in our future.

Please contact our office with your questions.



Who was William A. Cruickshank?

William A. Cruickshank was a former Boca Raton Councilman and President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, Inc. from 1973-1974. He was the first full-time Executive Director of the (then named) Palm Beach County Municipal League.

In tribute to Mr. Cruickshank, the League established a scholarship in his name; in order to promote education in the area of public service. Study areas eligible for scholarship participation are: Public Affairs, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Public Administration and Urban & Regional Planning (including engineering associated with these areas).

Cruickshank Scholarship Overview:

The Cruickshank Scholarship program provides scholarships of up to $1,000* for expenses associated with academic endeavors to qualified high school seniors and expense stipends for municipal employees pursuing continuing education in these fields. We've also added a new category for non-high school, non-municipal employee, persons in school or training for governmental positions. Preferential consideration will be given to individuals demonstrating a dedicated pursuit towards a career in governmental, public service or public administration, as evidenced by involvement in a course of study, work and volunteer service or internships in public, governmental, community and legislative environments.

Scholarship Awards: The League’s Scholarship Committee reviews all submitted (complete) applications and selects a list of finalists for direct interviews. Upon completion of the interviews, the committee makes the final selection of one or more candidates to be awarded scholarships. The selection and awarding, or not, of scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the committee and their decision is final. The Scholarship Committee has the latitude to adjust the amount and number of our annual scholarship awards. The committee takes both need and merit into consideration.

(*The number of Cruickshank Scholarship awards and amounts of each are determined each year by the Scholarship Committee under the policies of the League of Cities.)