Geographic Region: The National Capital Chapter's geographic area is the District of Columbia and Montgomery and Prince George’s County, Maryland. Students studying planning or a related field within these geographic areas are eligible to apply.
Related Fields: Fields related to urban planning including geography, public administration, urban policy or urban studies, environmental science or environmental planning, architecture, community planning or community development, landscape architecture, sustainability, etc.
Amount: Up to $500 is allocated per student. Up to three students will be funded.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 16, 2018 at midnight EST.
Application: To apply, the complete the form below and click "submit". As part of the form below, you will be required to complete the following:
Short Essay 1: Provide a 200 word maximum description of why you want to practice planning. Short Essay 2: Provide a 200 word maximum description of what you want to achieve by attending the APA National Conference. Short Essay 3: Provide a general budget of estimated conference costs.
Required Follow-up: Selected scholarship recipients will be notified by Friday, March 23, 2018. The awarded scholarship is to be used for lodging and travel-related expenses for this year’s conference in New Orleans. Upon return, students must (1) provide an itemized invoice and corresponding receipts for reimbursement, (2) a brief written summary of their conference experience, and (3) either a transcript or a verification letter from faculty as proof of registration in a planning-related program. The summary and school verification are required prior to the reimbursement.