CHICAGO (October 8, 2020) — Seven aspiring planning students have earned scholarships from the American Planning Association Foundation. The scholarships help make planning education more accessible, attract the most talented individuals to the profession, and work toward making the profession more diverse.
Each of this year’s scholarship recipients are inspired by their own personal experiences and desire to create stronger futures for their communities through equity, environmental stewardship, and economic development.
This year’s recipients are:
Charles Abrams Scholarship
Sharon Velasquez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
APA Foundation Scholarship
Andriani Atmadja, Harvard University
Shekhar Chandra, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cecley Hill, Harvard University
Amal Muse, University of Minnesota
Whytne Stevens, Harvard University
Marius Williams, Rutgers University
The APA Foundation is committed to helping bridge gaps in planning education and making the profession more representative of the communities planners work in. Since 2015, the APA Foundation has awarded $113,000 in scholarships to deserving planning students.
Help more aspiring students reach their dream by donating to the APA Foundation on Giving Day, Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides vital leadership in creating great communities for all. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the profession of planning, offering better choices for where and how people work and live. The more than 40,000 APA members work in concert with community residents, civic leaders, and business interests to create communities that enrich people's lives. Through its philanthropic work, APA’s Foundation helps to reduce economic and social barriers to good planning. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Learn more at www.planning.org.
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Roberta Rewers, APA, 312-786-6395; firstname.lastname@example.org