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Fellowship applications offered in planning

Applications are now open for the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association’s $1,500 Summer Fellowship.

Each year the APA-NC awards the fellowship to a deserving woman or minority student in order to “encourage more minority students to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in planning in an effort to increase diversity among professional planners who contribute to the profession,” according to a release from the chapter.

The $1,500 fellowship is available to:

  • Women and students of color from one of the following minority groups – African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American.

  • Full-time graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in urban planning and related fields at any accredited university in North Carolina. Student at historically black colleges and universities are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students must be a sophomore, junior or senior and graduate student applicants must be in good academic standing and within their first, second or third year of full-time enrollment. Acceptable areas of study include urban planning, urban design, urban studies, geography, environmental studies, landscape architecture, and public administration.

  • Students who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Students who intend to work as practicing planners.

The fellowship period is from June 1 to Aug. 30. Applications are due April 8 by 5 p.m. Eligible students interested in applying should obtain an application by visiting

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