Judith McManus Price Scholarship

American Planning Association

The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to women and African American, Hispanic American or Native American students aiming to pursue a career like practicing planners in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Gender:
  • Age/Grade Level:
    Undergraduate or Graduate
  • Financial Need:
  • Citizenship:
    Citizens of the United States
  • College:
    Students enrolled or officially accepted for enrollment in an accredited by the PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
  • Major/Career:
    Pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector
  • Ethnicity:
    African American, Hispanic American or Native American
  • Miscellaneous:
    Students who intend to work as practicing planners in the public sector (which includes local, state & federal government and not-for-profit careers);Students able to document their need for financial assistance; Students able to document their need for financial assistance

Application Details

  • Judging Criteria:
    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;
  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    A two-page personal and background statement written by the student, describing how their graduate education will be applied to career goals and why they chose planning as a career path
  • Recommendation Letters:
    two letters of recommendation in support of the student's application and career goals
  • Other Materials:
    A completed and signed APA Financial Aid application; Transcripts of all previous collegiate and graduate academic work (official transcripts are NOT required we prefer that you submit electronic copies with your packet); Written verification from the school's financial officer or copies of a school publication or website indicating the average cost of one academic year of graduate school; copy of acceptance letter from a PAB-accredited graduate planning school (incoming students only); A notarized statement of financial independence signed by the student's parent(s) (optional) certifying that the student will not be taken as a tax deduction in the year for which the scholarship is sought and will not receive financial aid from the parents. If submitting tax information, please delete social security numbers;

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