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DEPARTMENT OF URBAN PLANNING SCHOLARSHIPS

The Department has two funded scholarships - the Alan Black Scholarship, which is about $6,000, and the Alumni and Friends Scholarship, which is about $1,500. Both awards are based upon academic excellence. The dollar amount of these scholarships varies from year to year. At this time, these grants are awarded only to first-year students. Students wishing to apply for one of these scholarships should have their applications completed by February 1st.

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIPS

The Graduate School awards a limited number of fellowships for which the Urban Planning Program may nominate candidates. The Program makes these nominations based on undergraduate GPAs. Nominees from Urban Planning compete with those from all graduate programs in the University so they are extremely competitive. The application deadline for these fellowships is February 15.

The John H. Nelson Scholarship
The John H. Nelson Scholarship provides $5,000 stipends to high quality students. The Nelson Scholarships can be used to help off-set the costs of ongoing research. Students awarded the Nelson Scholarship will demonstrate high academic ability as demonstrated in the nomination packet. Preference will be given to nominees that are being recruited to a graduate program. 

Summer Fellowships
The stipend is $5,000 and is generally restricted to students who have completed at least one year of graduate study at the University of Kansas, have been teaching or research assistants for the fall and spring semesters, and plan to enroll full time for Summer Session.

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS STUDENT SENATE DIVERSITY GRANTS

Annually the Department Chair applies to the University of Kansas Student Senate for a student diversity grant. These funds are particularly directed to students of ethnicity, gender, and race which will enhance our student body. We have been successful in obtaining this annual grant because we award students who we believe will successfully complete the M.U.P. degree. Students wishing to apply for these grant funds scholarships should have their applications completed by February 1st

AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION: JANET McMANUS SCHOLARSHIP

Women and minority (African American, Hispanic American, or Native American) students enrolled in an approved Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) planning program who are citizens of the United States, intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector, and are able to demonstrate a genuine financial need are eligible to apply for this scholarship which will range between $2,000 to $4,000. For information about this scholarships, review the APA website at: http://www.planning.org/scholarships/apa/index.htm

FOREIGN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Institute of International Education offers several types of scholarships for foreign students to study in the United States. Application should be made to the Institute of International Education through the appropriate office of the U.S. Information Service, U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate overseas.


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