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2017 William J. Pitstick Scholarship

  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • Friday, September 01, 2017
  • 11:59 PM
  • Online Scholarship Application


Urban Management Assistants of North Texas



William J. Pitstick Scholarship 



The UMANT Scholarship Program was established in October 1995. Its purpose is to provide support for deserving, academically promising students enrolled in graduate programs at universities in the North Central Texas area; specifically those seeking degrees in public administration, urban affairs, or a closely related field. In 2001, UMANT chose to honor William J. Pitstick by naming the scholarship for him to recognize his years of public management service in Texas and for his unwavering support of the organization and its members.


AWARD - Three awards, each in the amount of $1,000, will be distributed to three recipients.  The award is to be used for tuition and fees for the recipient and is not renewable. The UMANT Treasurer will distribute the awards to the appropriate university for disbursement through its scholarship accounting system.


ELIGIBILITY - Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:


• Cumulative 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.25 (graduate) GPA for the most recently completed semester


• Admitted to/enrolled in a graduate school, college, or university in the North Central Texas region


• Current member of UMANT


FACTORS IN SELECTION - Demonstrated academic achievement and evidence of a high degree of motivation toward a career in local government will be the primary selection criteria. The student’s potential as evidenced by transcript and personal statement will also be evaluated.  Additionally, UMANT involvement will be favorably considered in selection.



William J. Pitstick Scholarship Application

Please send all questions to Caitlan Biggs at cbiggs@addisontx.gov


The Application deadline is Friday, September 1, 2017.

Finalists will be notified by mid-September to schedule an interview with the UMANT officers, if necessary. Winners will be recognized at the October 13, 2017 North Texas City Managers Association (NTCMA) quarterly meeting.

Join UMANT for an afternoon learning about the newest trends and challenges in Economic Development. The panel will address topics such as:
transit-oriented development, master planned development, public private partnerships, and the challenges and importance of business retention. Following the panel, attendees will travel to either Flower Mound, Grapevine, or Southlake to tour current economic development projects and learn more about specic successes and challenges in each City.

Daniel Cortez, Deputy Director of Economic Development, City of Southlake
Bob Farley, Director of Economic Development, City of Grapevine
Andrea Roy, Director of Economic Development, City of Flower Mound

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch and Panel
2:00 - 4:00 Onsite Tours


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