One facet of the APA Foundation's mission is advancing social equity in the profession and in our communities. In support of this mission, the Foundation offers the APA Foundation Diversity Scholarship. Recipients of the APA Foundation Diversity Scholarship will advance social equity in the profession and demonstrate academic success.
Women, people of color and indigenous descent, veterans, disabled persons, and members of the LGBTQ community who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)-approved programs. Applicants must be APA members; membership for students is free.
This scholarship is awarded annually to students intending to pursue careers as practicing planners who will diversify the profession and who are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need.
Applicants must have at least two recommendation letters submitted on their behalf.