American Planning Association
$2,000 to $4,000 annually, non-renewable.
The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, two awards were given.
Prior winners of any APA-administered fellowship or scholarship program are not eligible. A selection committee of three to four persons appointed by the APA President will review applications and determine award winners. Applications will be judged using the following criteria, listed in order of importance: commitment to planning as reflected in personal statement and resume; academic achievement and/or improvement during previous two years; letters of recommendation; financial need (both absolute need and need relative to tuition costs); professional presentation; geographic balance of awards during that particular year. Awards will be made to those demonstrating the highest levels of commitment to the planning profession as communicated in the personal statement and involvement in other planning-related activities, academic achievement, strong letters of recommendation, and financial need. Recipients will be announced in August. Award recipients are required to provide a written acceptance of the award, contact name and mailing information for his/her school's financial aid/business office (in order to insure proper payment to the student's account at the school), and his/her Social Security Number.
Applications are available online from the American Planning Association (APA) website. To apply for the scholarship, the student must submit the following materials: a two-page personal and backgrou ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.