Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Division Student Fellowship Program

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

Deadline Extended: September 28, 2018

Purpose

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

Award

$1,500 for the 2018-19 School Calendar Year (the award will be distributed in two amounts of $750 each at the end of each semester of the 2018-19 school year). 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 that 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.

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 is 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 consistent with the Division's mission.

Selection

The Division's Fellowship committee will select the Fellowship recipient by the end of October 2018.

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

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

Submission Requirements

  1. ENRE Fellowship Application (.docx)
  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
  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 the 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 six submission requirements listed above by September 28, 2018, to Malika Hainer at info_enre@planning.org. Please provide your application as one (1) pdf file.

 

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Previous Winners

Previous Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Division Student Fellowship Program winners