APA-NC 2015 Summer Fellowship Program is Accepting Applications!

The APA-NC Fellowship Program was created to increase diversity in the planning profession by fostering increased interest among minority students and women in the field of urban planning. Towards this goal, APA-NC is offering a $1,500 Summer Fellowship for women and minority students pursuing graduate or undergraduate planning degrees or planning related degrees. The fellowship will be conducted June 1 – Aug 30 and pays $500 per month during the three month period. The application deadline is March 27, 2015.

Fellowship Objectives

  • To gain knowledge about the planning process.
  • To gain knowledge of best planning practices.
  • To build skills for effective communication (written, verbal, presentation) with local governments, state and federal agencies, and the citizens.
  • Conduct policy research on a current topic as assigned, producing a final report (may include an evaluation of how municipalities and counties are handling this policy throughout the state, highlighting successes and opportunities, or how other states are addressing this policy, creating recommendations for the state of NC).
  • Assist with the NCAPA Great Places Initiative and NC Planning Conference

The $1,500 fellowship is available to graduate and undergraduate woman and minority students majoring in urban planning, urban design, urban studies, geography or public administration at an accredited university in North Carolina. The applicant should be a full-time student with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Eligible students interested in applying should obtain an application by visiting downloading the application. Visit our Membership and Diversity Committee page for more information.

For additional information contact:
Cherie Jzar, AICP – NCAPA Membership/Diversity Committee Chair Email: jzarc@concordnc.gov