Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a female in one of the following minority groups: African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American. Applicant must be a student enrolled or officially accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate planning program accredited by the PAB (Planning Accreditation Board). Additionally, applicant must be a student who intends to work as a practicing planner in the public sector (which includes local, state & federal government, and not-for-profit careers). Selection is based upon 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, and geographic balance of awards during that particular year. A two-to five-page personal and background statement written by applicant; a completed and signed APA Financial Aid application; two letters of recommendation, official transcripts, written verification from the school's financial officer indicating the average cost of one academic year of graduate school; a resume; a copy of acceptance letter from a PAB-accredited graduate planning school; a notarized statement of financial independence signed by applicant's parents; and applicant's signature on the application itself are all required to be submitted.
|Scholarship, grant, fellowship, or contest
|Award includes one year paid membership to the American Planning Association.
|Required areas of study
|regional and urban planning
|Awarded every year?
|Must be repaid?
|Required to attend a specific school?
|Separate application required?
Leadership Affairs Department
American Planning Association
122 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Phone: (312) 786-6722
Fax: (312) 786-6727
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