The American Public Works Association (APWA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational and membership organization whose exempt purpose shall be the advancement of the theory and practice of the design, construction, maintenance, administration, and operation of public works facilities and services; the dissemination of information and experience upon, and the promotion of improved practices in public works administration; the encouragement of the adherence by public works officials to a high professional standard; the professional and social improvements of its members; and the promotion of cooperation among all public, quasi-public, and private persons, firms, corporations, bodies, utilities, and agencies which have interests in the field of public works.
In line with our exempt purpose, the APWA has established a Mission to promote professional excellence, understanding of and competency and credibility in public works. This Mission is further served by delivering technical workshops, seminars, educational conferences, trade shows and credentialing combined with the offering of educational scholarships to further support students working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree in a public works-related field.
To fulfill our Mission, the Capital District Branch of the American Public Works Association is sponsoring a scholarship program for candidates pursuing a degree in Public Works related fields including but not exclusively in the fields of Engineering, Public Works Management/Administration/Operation or other programs within the public works profession.
We are very proud to announce our 2018 Scholarship recipient, Kristina Fosmire! Kristina is the salutatorian of Gloversville High School's Class of 2018. She is the daughter of Sara and Frank Fosmire. Throughout her high school career, Kristina has consistently made her academics a priority. In addition to her scholastic achievements, Kristina has proven to be a leader amongst her peers and continuously seeks opportunities to make meaningful connections with those around her while making a positive impact on her school and community. She has served as the Key Club president, a student board member, the Yearbook Editor, a member of the National Honor Society Executive Committee, a member of the Student Liaison Committee, a Bridges Mentor, and a member of the Fulton County Pie Girls. In her junior year, Kristina was awarded the RIT Computing Medal to recognize her commitment and achievement in the Project Lead the Way Engineering program. Kristina has also been an Academic Titan each year of her high school career. She plans to major in architecture and combine her two true passions: art and engineering. Kristina will attend Syracuse University in the fall where she received the university’s Distinguished Architecture Portfolio Award.