The APA Foundation assists students by providing educational financing and paid internships in recovery and rebuilding efforts.
The goals of these scholarships are to make the planning profession more accessible to individuals with limited means and to attract the best, brightest, and most talented individuals to the planning profession. By providing scholarships to students of great merit and from historically underrepresented groups we make our profession more representative of — and therefore more responsive to — the diverse communities it serves.
THE 2020 APPLICATION WINDOW IS CLOSED
One facet of the APA Foundation's mission is advancing social equity in the profession and in our communities. In support of this mission, the Foundation offers the APA Foundation Scholarship.
Recipients of the APA Foundation Scholarship will advance social equity in the profession and demonstrate academic success.
Women, people of color and indigenous descent, veterans, disabled persons, and members of the LGBTQ community who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)-approved programs. Applicants must be APA members; membership for students is free.
This scholarship is awarded annually to students intending to pursue careers as practicing planners who will diversify the profession and who are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need.
Applicants must have at least 2 (two) recommendation letters submitted on their behalf.