2021 AICP Certification Exam Diversity Scholarships

Deadline: Nov. 23, 2020

The American Planning Association is committed to providing opportunities for all to achieve excellence in planning by fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the organization and in the planning profession.

AICP scholarships help make the planning profession more diverse and accessible to those with financial need.  Diversity is an inclusive concept which encompasses, but is not limited to race, ethnicity, class, gender, age sexuality, ability, educational attainment, spiritual beliefs, creed, culture, tribal affiliation, nationality, immigration status,, political beliefs, and veteran status.


  • Members who qualify should submit a brief letter describing how they identify with any of the diverse populations listed above
  • Letters are due by November 23, 2020 to APA Florida Chapter Professional Development Officer (PDO) Allison Megrath (Allison.Megrath@kimley-horn.com)
  • Selections will be made by Florida PDO and submitted to AICP Staff by November 30, 2020.
  • If selected, AICP staff will send a confirmation email to the scholarship recipient that includes instructions on how to apply the scholarship code at checkout.



This scholarship is awarded with the intention to diversify the planning profession.  Professional Development Officers (PDO) select individuals who self-identify with the underrepresented populations identified above through the process described below.  The scholarship recipient selection rests with the PDO and is final and remains strictly confidential. 

The Florida Chapter will be given four (4) scholarships. The slots are for the calendar year 2021 and cover both the May and November testing window.

Please note that the awarding of a scholarship does not guarantee essay approval or a passing exam score.