TCMA annually awards two Leadership Development Scholarships for members to improve knowledge and skills as a public manager. Two annual scholarships for the Public Executive Institute are managed by TCMA and funded by the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs.

TCMA annually awards two Clarence E. Ridley Scholarships to graduate students enrolled in a Texas public administration program or closely related field. Additionally, TCMA, in conjunction with the Texas State University-San Marcos Public Services Academy, offers an annual fellowship to a Texas city manager to attend the entire Barney L. Knight Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program.

The Tom Muehlenbeck Scholarship is available to a Texas City Management Association member’s dependent child who is a high school graduating senior and has been accepted to a Texas college or university.

Other programs include scholarship programs to assist members attending TCMA educational events. These include the TCMA Annual Conference New Professional’s Scholarship and eligibility for in-transition members to attend TCMA educational events and the TML Annual Conference.