Each year the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association offers scholarships to support individuals in an effort to enhance planning at the local, regional, state, and national levels. The Chapter, and more specifically the Boards of the Pitkin Fund and the Leslie and Greta Spaulding Education Fund Trust, have released their annual application for scholarships. The deadline to apply for the 2013-2014 academic year scholarships is April 30, 2013. Recipients will be announced by June 30, 2013. In order to apply, candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- The Applicant shall be a resident of Pennsylvania, or a student of a Pennsylvania institution, enrolled in a PAB accredited or planning related undergraduate or graduate program in Planning curriculum that has a demonstrated track record of preparing students to become Planners; and
- The Student shall be entering his or her junior or senior year in the fall semester or be enrolled in a graduate program; and
- The Student shall provide evidence of financial need by providing copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or its renewal form; and
- The Student shall have demonstrated competent academic skills including a minimum 3.0 GPA as evidenced by transcripts and receive the recommendation of the program chairperson; and
- The Student shall demonstrate an intention to pursue a career in planning as described in an attached essay.
Full details on the scholarships and the application can be found on the PA Chapter’s student scholarships page.