The Urban Planning Program has funded scholarships. The Alan Black Scholarship, the UBPL Alumni and Friends Scholarship, and the Jim Mayo Scholarship are typically available each year. All of these awards are based upon academic excellence, and the dollar amount varies from year to year. At this time, these grants are awarded only to first-year students. Students wishing to apply for one of these scholarships should have their applications completed by February 15th.
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIPS
The KU Graduate School awards a limited number of fellowships for which the Urban Planning Program may nominate candidates. The Program makes these nominations based on undergraduate GPAs and overall academic performance. Nominees from Urban Planning compete with those from all graduate programs in the University so they are extremely competitive. The application deadline for these fellowships is February 15.
The John H. Nelson Scholarship
The John H. Nelson Scholarship provides $5,000 stipends to high quality students. The Nelson Scholarships can be used to help off-set the costs of ongoing research. Students awarded the Nelson Scholarship will demonstrate high academic ability as demonstrated in the nomination packet. Preference will be given to nominees that are being recruited to a graduate program.
The stipend is $5,000 and is generally restricted to students who have completed at least one year of graduate study at the University of Kansas, have been teaching or research assistants for the fall and spring semesters, and plan to enroll full time for Summer Session.
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS STUDENT SENATE DIVERSITY GRANTS
Annually the Program Chair applies to the University of Kansas Student Senate for a student diversity grant. These funds are particularly directed to students of ethnicity, gender, and race which will enhance our student body. We have been successful in obtaining this annual grant because we award students who we believe will successfully complete the M.U.P. degree. Students wishing to apply for these grant funds scholarships should have their applications completed by February 1st.
AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION: JANET McMANUS SCHOLARSHIP
Women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board ( PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to apply for this scholarship which will range between $2,000 to $4,000. For information about this scholarships, review the APA>> website.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The Institute of International Education offers several types of scholarships for foreign students to study in the United States. Application should be made to the Institute of International Education through the appropriate office of the U.S. Information Service, U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate overseas. Visit Institute of International Education>> for more information.