American Planning Association High School Essay Contest Scholarship

Naval History Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronJuly 8, 2017inAny Subject, August, Contest, Scholarships by Major

At the U.S. Naval Institute, the Naval History Essay Contest is now available that is sponsored by the William M. Wood Foundation. Any contributor like active duty military, reservists, veterans, government civilian personnel, civilians is eligible to apply for the contest. The U.S. Naval Institute provides an independent forum for those who dare to read, […]

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Sharps Compliance Inc. Scholarship Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronJune 14, 2017inAny Subject, Contest, December, Scholarships by Major, Social and Health Care Programs, Undergraduate

Sharps Compliance Inc. is pleased to be able to offer Sharps’ essay contest, The contest is open to all students who have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in an accredited university in healthcare related studies. Sharps Compliance strives to innovate new services that are regulatory compliant and environmentally sensitive. They will be awarding three […]

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QuitDay.Org Scholarship Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronMay 27, 2017inContest, Graduate, March, Scholarships would like to announce their annual scholarship program named as Scholarship. Scholarship essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. With the Scholarship, they strive to inspire people to quit smoking and have a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones and […]

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The PIABA Dubin Scholarship Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronMay 15, 2017inContest, Law, Scholarships, September

PIABA foundation would like to announce “James E. Beckley Securities Arbitration and Law Writing Competition” to the students who attend a law school in the United States. Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school are eligible. The competition is intended […]

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FFRF William J. Schulz High School Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronApril 19, 2017inAny Subject, Contest, Essay Scholarships, Graduate, High School Senior, June, Scholarships, Scholarships by Major

Freedom from Religion Foundation sponsors William J. Schulz High School Essay Competition with cash awards. This scholarship contest is open to North American high school seniors who graduate in spring 2017, going on to college in fall 2017. The contest is intended to promote the constitutional principle of separation of state and church and to educate […]

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AFSA National High School Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronFebruary 10, 2017inContest, High School Students, March

The 2017 National High School Essay Contest has begun! This is the 19th year of this prestigious contest, which encourages high school students to think about important international issues and learn about one of America’s best kept secrets: The United States Foreign Service. The contest challenges students to imagine themselves as a member of the […]

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Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronFebruary 10, 2017inAny Subject, Arkansas State Scholarships, Contest, February, Florida State Scholarships, Freshman, Georgia State Scholarships, High School Senior, Illinois State Scholarships, Scholarships

Honor the Past. Create the Future. In honor of African-Americans extraordinary achievements and Black History Month, the Regions Bank is proud to offer the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest. High School and College students can grab this opportunity. Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you, and you could win a $5,000 […]

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Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronFebruary 6, 2017inContest, International Students, March

Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter in Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes. The contest is open to worldwide for 8th, 9th or 10th-grade students. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for […]

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Jewish War Veterans National Achievement Programs

ByScholarship AdvisoronJanuary 24, 2017inContest, Essay Scholarships, Graduate, May, Nursing, Scholarships by Major

Would you like to get a free scholarship to help in your education? The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is pleased to sponsors National Achievement Program. The contest is open to service members and veterans, who plan to attend or are currently attending an accredited associates, bachelor’s, nursing or graduate degree program. JWVF focuses […]

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“We the Students Scholarship” Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronDecember 15, 2016inContest, February

Do you want to win one of more than $20,000 in prizes and a trip to Washington, D.C.? Don’t waste your time and apply today. You can win cash just by register yourself for “We the Students Essay Contest”. The contest is open to students who are no older than 19 and no younger than […]

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Young Patriots Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronDecember 13, 2016inContest, January

  The National Center for Policy Analysis and Debate Central are happy to announce the 2016-2017 Young Patriots Essay Contest. The essay contest is sponsored by Copart, the premier destination for quality vehicles. The Young Patriots Essay Contest is designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through […]

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The National WWII Museum Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronNovember 26, 2016inAny Subject, Contest, December, High School Students, Scholarships

  The National WWII Museum is pleased to announce High School Essay Contest and Middle School Essay Contest. To commemorate the life, courage and achievements of Elie Wiesel, the National WWII Museum is asking middle and high school students to respond to a quote by Wiesel about his life and legacy. Winning essays will be posted […]

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The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

ByScholarship AdvisoronNovember 23, 2016inContest, International Students, May

The Royal Commonwealth Society has launched “The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017”, focusing on the topic of “A Commonwealth for Peace”. The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under. This year’s topics ask for a more active understanding of the role of the Commonwealth as a network […]

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TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students

ByScholarship AdvisoronNovember 12, 2016inContest, March

The APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) is pleased to announce the 2017 APA TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students. To be entering in scholarship contest, the candidates should submit an essay that provides information concerning physical, psychological and social factors that influence the aging process. Four winners will be selected for […]

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The Washington State Law Enforcement Association Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronNovember 12, 2016inContest, February

The 23rd annual 8th grade Washington State Law Enforcement Association Essay Contest is kicking off.  The basic goals of WSLEA are to improve the effectiveness and professionalism of law enforcement in Washington State and to implement or support a wide range of community related programs and services. WSLEA encourages all schools to participate and stimulate […]

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Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Award

ByScholarship AdvisoronNovember 7, 2016inContest, November

Invensis Technologies Pvt Ltd is pleased to honor the launch of the ‘Invensis Young Thinker Scholarship Essay Award’. The award is a unique opportunity for students in USA, UK, and Australia to showcase their knowledge and skills in the form of an insightful essay and win laurels for their efforts. Through the award, they like […]

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The Center for Alcohol Policy’s National Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronOctober 19, 2016inContest, December

The Center for Alcohol Policy is sponsoring its “Ninth Annual Essay Contest” to all persons who are over the age of 18 as of December. Students, academics, practicing attorneys, policymakers and members of the general public are encouraged to submit essays. The contest is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation. […]

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ByScholarship AdvisoronOctober 15, 2016inContest, December is pleased to announce Essay Writing Contest to the most vivid, versatile, and talented writers. Any student, regardless of academic level and location of studies, can participate. The Essay Writing Contest is not only about finding people who can write well. Indeed, the aim of the contest is to identify individuals who have both […]

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Naval Institute’s General Prize Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronSeptember 5, 2016inContest, December

The General Prize Essay Contest invites you to “dare to write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.” The contest is open to all persons eligible for membership (including those already members) in the Institute. The winning candidates will obtain one-year memberships […]

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SCEA Unity in Education Essay Contest

ByScholarship AdvisoronSeptember 3, 2016inContest, February

The South Carolina Education Association encourages students across the state to join their historic 50 Year Anniversary & Celebration by taking part in their FIRST EVER “Unity in Education” Essay Contest. SCEA is the professional association for educators in South Carolina. The contest is open to middle school/intermediate, high school & college students. Essays will […]

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The American Planning Association is now offering two scholarships named as Apa Judith Mcmanus Price Scholarship, Charles Abrams Scholarship. These scholarships are available for the students who are enrolled or officially accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program. The program is designed to aid students who will pursue careers as practicing planners and genuine financial need. Awards range between $2,000 and $5,000 is available for Judith Mcmanus Price Scholarship and award of $2,000 is made for Charles Abrams Scholarship.

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Eligibility required for Judith Mcmanus Price Scholarship

  • Women and members of one of the following minority groups – African American, Hispanic American or Native American Citizens of the United States
  • Students enrolled or officially accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate
  • planning program accredited by the PAB (Planning Accreditation Board) Students who intend to work as practicing planners in the public sector (which includes local,
  • State & federal government and not-for-profit careers). Students able to document their need for financial assistance

Eligibility required for Charles Abrams Scholarship

  • An applicant must be a US citizen and have been accepted into the graduate planning program at one of the five eligible schools. A nomination by the department chair is required. (Incoming students are eligible providing a letter of acceptance into the graduate planning program at the specific school accompanies their nominating letter.
  • Applicants must be in need of financial assistance as determined by a review of the information contained on the applicant’s financial aid form. Eligible students wishing to apply for this scholarship must complete the Financial Aid Application in full.

How to Apply:

To be applying for both scholarships, you must download the application form through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

Supporting Documents for APA Judith Mcmanus PRICE Scholarship

  • A two-page personal and background statement written by the student, describing how their graduate education will be applied to career goals and why they chose planning as a career path,
  • A completed and signed APA Financial Aid application
  • Two letters of recommendation in support of the student’s application and career goals;
  • Transcripts of all previous collegiate and graduate academic work (official transcripts are NOT required — we prefer that you submit electronic copies with your packet)
  • Written verification from the school’s financial officer or copies of a school publication or website indicating the average cost of one academic year of graduate school
  • A resume (optional if the information is supplied in the student’s personal statement)
  • Copy of acceptance letter from a PAB-accredited graduate planning school (incoming students only)
  • A notarized statement of financial independence signed by the student’s parent(s) (optional) certifying that the student will not be taken as a tax deduction in the year for which the scholarship is sought and will not receive financial aid from the parents. If submitting tax information, please delete social security numbers.
  • The student’s signature on the application.

Supporting Documents for the Charles Abrams Scholarship

  • A letter of nomination or statement by the department chair discussing the reasons why the student was chosen, comments on the student’s strengths, areas of interest, and other abilities, as appropriate.
  • A one- to a two-page statement written by the applicant containing:
  1. a description of the applicant’s commitment to complete the planning curriculum of the university and to pursue a career in the planning profession
  2. an outline of the applicant’s academic qualifications, extra-curricular activities, and reasons for believing a scholarship award is justified
  • The Financial Aid Application.
  • Transcripts of all previous collegiate and graduate academic work (official transcripts are NOT required — we prefer that you submit electronic copies with your packet)
  • An official copy of GRE scores, if required for admission to the school.
  • It is required that any and all application materials be originals specifically developed and/or requested for the Charles Abrams Scholarship application process.

Submitting Details:

Submit all application information as electronic documents to

Financial aid and Award Money:     

  • Awards range for Judith Mcmanus Price Scholarship between $2,000 and $5,000. The award includes a paid one-year student membership to APA.
  • The award amount for Charles Abrams Scholarship $2,000, will be awarded to the selected candidate and will be paid directly to the student’s school to defray tuition costs. Scholarship winners also receive a complimentary one-year student membership to APA.

Application Deadline: 

All applications must be received for Charles Abrams Scholarship by May 24, 2017.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

For questions concerning APA Scholarships and Fellowships, please contact Monica Groh, Director of Emerging Professionals, at

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