Students & New Professionals


2021 Federal Planning Division Student Scholarship


The Program

The Federal Planning Division (FPD) of the American Planning Association (APA) maintains an annual student scholarship program to attract new professionals in the profession.  The purpose is to foster increased interest in federal planning career opportunities within the division’s student population.  FPD will award one $1,000 scholarship for use by the awardee for expenses related to the pursuit of their degree (i.e. tuition, books, supplies, room & board, etc).


Eligible applicants should be members of FPD (membership is free for students).  Applicants must be academically be in good standing and currently enrolled in an accredited program seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree in planning, architecture, engineering, or related field and have interest in a career in federal planning.

Application Requirements

Applicants for the FPD scholarship shall fill out and submit an application at the link:

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The application includes your resume and two short essays in your interest in a federal planning career as well as how this scholarship will meet your long-term goals.

The Award Process

The scholarship committee will convene in June 2021 to review applications and identify the award recipient.  A selection and announcement will be made by August 2021.