Col Mills Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship is made available specifically to LG Professionals, NSW Next Gen members in an effort to support them as they develop and grow in their career in local government. The Col Mills scholarship was formed in 1999, in memory of active member Col Mills, who was a strong advocate of creating opportunities for members to advance their professional careers.

Four scholarships will be awarded to Next Gen members. 

Applications for the 2021 Col Mills Memorial Scholarship are open until 30 April 2021.

Successful applicants will be advised by 7 May 2021.



Applicants must be an LG Professionals, NSW member for 12 months and their membership fees up to date at time of application. Applicants must also be able to attend LGC21, The LG Awards Dinner and National Congress and Business Expo. Previous recipients of the Col Mills Memorial Scholarship Award are not eligible to apply. This scholarship is open to members who are under 35 years of age.

Download the Col Mills Scholarship and Award Application Criteria Here

Scholarship Inclusions

Successful scholarship recipients will receive:
  • Registration to attend the LG Professionals, NSW Local Government Conference - LGC21
  • Two nights accommodation at the conference hotel
  • Registration to attend the LG Awards Dinner

Col Mills Memorial Award

All scholarship recipients will be nominated for the Col Mills Memorial Award and will receive a complimentary ticket to the LG Awards Dinner held in June.

The best application as judged by the LG Awards Judging Committee, will be awarded the Col Mills Memorial Award and receive:
 The Col Mills Memorial Award presented at LG Awards Dinner
 Registration to attend LG Professionals, NSW Local Government Conference and LG Awards Dinner the following year
 Registration to attend the LG Professionals National Congress and Business Expo

The award winner will be entered into the national award for The Emerging Leader of The Year Award, which is judged as part of the National Awards announced at the LG Professionals, Australia National Congress and Business Expo.

The Col Mills Scholarship and Award did not go ahead in 2020 due to COVID with the Local Government Conference and LG Professionals, Australia National Congress and Business Expo being cancelled as a result.