Deadline: September 30, 2020

APA's Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Division announces its Student Fellowship Program for second-year planning graduate students.


Purpose

To provide financial support for a student interested and excelling in graduate level studies in planning related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. 

Award

$1,500 for the 2020-21 School Calendar Year. 

The first award amount ($750) will be disbursed by January 2021, while the second award amount ($750) will be disbursed after the applicant's submission of a thesis summary/article for ENRE newsletters, publications, and events. 

Fellowship Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the fellowship recipient to maintain the course of study identified in their application and achieve a GPA of B or greater in both the semesters the fellowship amounts are awarded. 

The recipient will also be required to summarize his or her project for publication in the ENRE Division's newsletter. Additionally, the recipient will be encouraged to present his or her project at the ENRE Business Meeting during the APA National Planning Conference the following year (NPC 2022) and other ENRE webinars and events. 

Eligibility

  • Second-year or higher graduate student (master's level only) in a planning or planning-related program focusing on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. The student may be a full or part-time student, but must be currently enrolled in a master's level planning or planning-related program. 
  • APA student membership and ENRE Division membership are required prior to submitting the fellowship application.
  • GPA: B or above (Minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) is required to be maintained. 
  • Studies focused on issues related to the environment, natural resources, sustainability, or energy, and pursuing a program or course of study that is consistent with the Division's mission. 

Selection

The Division's fellowship committee will select the fellowship recipient by the end of November 2020. A short presentation of the project might be required as a second step of the application process. 

Awards are based on:

  • Meeting the eligibility criteria
  • Quality of the application materials and presentation
  • Connection of the student's master's thesis or project to the Division's mission

The Division's mission is to promote sound environmental, natural resources, and energy planning and sound resource use polices among individual members of APA, the general public, and within the planning profession and communities of all scales.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. ENRE Fellowship Application (link below)
  2. Recommendation letter from thesis/project faculty advisor
  3. Description of master's thesis or project, including how it relates to the Division's mission (800-word maximum)
  4. Essay describing interest in environmental planning, experience (extra-curricular activities may be included), and future career goals (600-word maximum)
  5. CV or resume (optional)
  6. Copy of student's transcript for the previous year showing a GPA of B or greater (minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

It is the responsibility of the student Fellow to maintain the course of study identified in this application and achieve a GPA of B or greater in both the semesters that the fellowship amounts are awarded.


Submit a completed application with the submission requirements listed above by September 30, 2020, using the form at this link. For any questions, please contact: apaenre@gmail.com