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March 5, 2021


APPI Student Scholarships and Awards

APPI annually recognizes and awards the achievement of students enrolled in post-secondary institutions with an interest in planning as a profession.

The APPI Student Education Scholarships are intended to provide monetary assistance to students for tuition, research, books or other academic expenses. These awards are evaluated based on the entirety of the application and overall merit. Click here for the application form.  A maximum of three (3) scholarships will be granted at $1500 each.

APPI is pleased to announce the new 'Student Essay Contest - Indigenous, Remote, Rural or Northern Planning'

This new award is for students to cultivate an interest and further study in the realm of  “Indigenous, Remote, Rural, and Northern Planning " which is paramount relevance in the APPI jurisdiction.  APPI may award up to two awards valued at $1,500 each for the 2021 year.  The recipient will have the opportunity to have their essay published in PLAN North West. Click here for the application.

Both of these awards are evaluated based on the entirety of the application and overall merit.

The deadline for both submissions is 3:00 PM Friday, May 14, 2021 and the winners will be recognized at the 2021 APPI Volunteer Awards and Appreciation Celebration in the fall.

APPI is interested in hearing from students who demonstrate an interest in the field of planning and advancing their planning education. Applicants are encouraged to be creative with their entries and may submit for both the education scholarship and the student essay contest.

Students do not have to be APPI members to be eligible for an Education Scholarship or Essay Contest but must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a planning or planning related field of study within Alberta, Nunavut or Northwest Territories. Students completing their final year in 2021 are eligible to apply.

The submission details and evaluation criteria are outlined on the application forms which are now available here,APPI Student Scholarships and Awards | Alberta Professional Planners Institute (

Only the winning recipients will be contacted.  Please visit the APPI website for the posted results.

APPI is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.  Those individuals who identify as First Nations, Inuit, Métis, LGBTQ2S+, persons with disabilities, women and other marginalized or disadvantaged groups, are encouraged to apply for these awards.  





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