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North Carolina Local Government Scholarship Fund


The award supports a second-year MPA student whose passion for local government mirrors Wyatt’s own.

In his 38 year career in local government, Ed Wyatt spent 34 years as a city manager in North Carolina, including 24 years managing the City of Wilson. Through his leadership, Wilson’s population grew by 25 percent, earned an All-American City designation, and experienced an economic boom with the construction of a water supply facility and the Wilson Corporate Park.


The North Carolina Local Government Scholarship is awarded to a second-year MPA student who is a resident of the state upon admission to the program and who wants to pursue a career in local government as evidenced by work experience or a local government internship between the first and second year of the program. Priority is given to students who meet these criteria and have a parent employed by a North Carolina local government.

Award Information

For more information about this award, contact MPA staff member Susan Lynch at


To support the North Carolina Local Government Scholarship Fund, visit our giving page.