Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities



American Planning Association

Attn: Leadership Affairs Associate

122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600

Chicago, IL 60603-6107

(312) 431-9100                                                    Fax: (312) 431-9985



Purpose - To provide financial assistance to women and underrepresented minority students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs at recognized planning schools.

Eligibility - This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in urban and regional planning who are women or members of the following minority groups: African American, Hispanic American, or Native American. Applicants must be citizens of the United States and able to document financial need. They must intend to work as practicing planners in the public sector. Along with their application, they must submit a 2- to 5- page personal statement describing how their education will be applied to career goals and why they chose planning as a career path. Selection is based (in order of importance) on 1) commitment to planning as reflected in the personal statement and resume; 2) academic achievement and/or improvement during the past 2 years; 3) letters of recommendation; 4) financial need; and 5) professional presentation.

Financial data - Stipends range from $2,000 to $4,000 per year. The money may be applied to tuition and living expenses only. Payment is made to the recipient's university and divided by terms in the school year.

Duration - 1 year; recipients may reapply.

Additional information - This program was established in 2002.

Number awarded - Varies each year; recently, 2 of these scholarships were awarded.

Deadline - April of each year.