Amalbert, Chen, and Thompson Receive 2021 Minority Scholarships
APA Florida is elated to award scholarships this year to three remarkable, up-and-coming planners. Jady Chen, Kailon Thompson, and Karina Amalbert are the recipients of the 2021 APA Florida Minority Scholarships. The awards for each are as follows: Kailon received $2,000, Jady received $1,500, and Karina received $1,000 to apply toward education expenses.
New Student Resources Now Available
The APA Florida Students page has been updated to serve current and prospective planning students around Florida. These resources include tips and links on registering as a student member, potential grants and scholarships, and information on AICP. The pages where these resources can be found are on the menu on the left under Students.
If you have any suggestions on additional resources or information to add, please contact the Chapter Office.
A Message from Student Representative: Erin Fowler
APA Florida maintains a strong presence statewide with a diverse community of students representing the currently accredited programs and supporting students at universities around the state in a variety of related fields. Our student planners recognize a need for collaboration across disciplines, between the public and private sector, and through municipal boundaries. As such, we seek to build lasting connections among students interested in all aspects of planning. We welcome you to embrace the countless benefits of free student membership with APA Florida and connect with us on the path to building a better tomorrow, today!
The APA Florida chapter prides itself on the connections it facilitates among professionals and students across all 12 sections in the state. Students have the opportunity to benefit from this commitment through frequent networking events, mentorship programs, and a wealth of planning knowledge and resources made available online and through various seminars, lunch-and-learns, and other events hosted by the sections throughout the year. Through early connections and a strong knowledge base, students contribute to this commitment as future professionals in a constantly evolving field. The student section of the APA Florida site will act as a virtual destination to begin making connections with fellow planners and consolidate information on events, programs, and opportunities for students to get engaged.
- Erin Fowler
APA Florida Student Representative