Student Minority Scholarship Named for Chapter's First Black President

During its September meeting, the APA Florida Executive Committee unanimously voted to rename its annual minority scholarship after the chapter’s first Black president, Andre Anderson who served from 2016-18.

After surviving a stroke in 2021, Andre is recovering at a health rehabilitation facility in the Orlando area. 

“Andre has been a tireless force for raising member awareness around issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. I am grateful that the Executive Committee wanted to honor him in this way,” said Laura Everitt, AICP, Esq., LEED GA, who succeeded Andre as president

Each year the chapter awards one or two scholarships to minority students attending accredited planning schools. To date, the association has awarded more than $27,000 in minority scholarships.