In honor of council member Michael Lynch, this scholarship provides $2,500 to an NLC member for registration and travel expenses for the annual Leadership Summit. All elected or appointed officials from NLC Member Cities are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
In recognition of Councilmember Michael Lynch's contributions to the National League of Cities and the Leadership Training Council, NLC created the Michael H. T. Lynch Scholarship for an NLC Member to attend the annual Leadership Summit program. Learn more about the NLC University Annual Leadership Summit. Download the Scholarship application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The scholarship covers the registration fee, airfare, and lodging for one NLC member to attend the NLC University Annual Leadership Summit, a personal leadership retreat designed to enhance success and understanding of leadership roles and responsibilities as a municipal official. All elected or appointed officials from NLC Member Cities are eligible to apply for this Scholarship.
All local officials (elected or appointed) from NLC member municipalities are eligible to apply. The $2,500 scholarship covers the registration fee, travel, and lodging for NLC University's Annual Leadership Summit, held in August or September.
All scholarship applications will be reviewed using the following selection criteria, listed below in order of priority:
Until his untimely death in February 2008, Councilmember Lynch was active in the Leadership Training Institute as a learner, a mentor, and a member of NLC's Leadership Training Council (LTC) and the LTC Scholarship Committee. Councilmember Lynch was an advocate for education and training as well as a dedicated public servant. Prior to his election to the Kirkwood City Council in 2000, he served on the city's Planning and Zoning Commission and was closely involved with the Kirkwood Special Business District.