The APA Foundation assists students by providing educational financing and paid internships in recovery and rebuilding efforts.
The goals of these scholarships are to make the planning profession more accessible to individuals with limited means and to attract the best, brightest, and most talented individuals to the planning profession. By providing scholarships to students of great merit and from historically underrepresented groups we make our profession more representative of — and therefore more responsive to — the diverse communities it serves.
Below are examples of scholarships supported by the APA Foundation's Scholarships Initiative.
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JUDITH MCMANUS PRICE SCHOLARSHIP
Judith McManus Price, a planner for more than 30 years before her death in 2001, was an exceptional woman with extraordinary talents that she freely shared, not only with her family and friends, but also with her community, her colleagues, and her profession. She served the public sector in a variety of planning positions, facing challenges with strength and optimism — her trademark. Her husband, Thomas Price, continued her gift of sharing with a generous endowment to the Judith McManus Price Scholarship to help women and minority students enter the field of planning.
CHARLES ABRAMS SCHOLARSHIP
Charles Abrams was an internationally recognized authority on housing and urban affairs who died in 1970. Throughout his career, he exhibited an active desire to help students in planning programs. In his honor, the American Planning Association administers a scholarship fund established by his widow and several of his colleagues.