Wednesday, December 22, 2010

GET RECOGNIZED! EDD's Annual Awards/Scholarship


Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2011

The annual Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award from the APA Economic Development Division is awarded to a community that shows innovation and success with an economic development plan or project. Award winners receive a plaque and a monetary award of $1,000 as well as recognition at the annual Division business meeting at the APA National Planning Conference and a featured article in the Division's newsletter, News & Views.

Any economic development plan implemented in the United States or Canada within the last 10 years is eligible. Any member of the American Planning Association may make a nomination (except for the members of the Economic Development Division Executive Committee and Awards Committee, APA Board Members, and AICP Commissioners).

Submission Information
Please submit to the Chair of the Award Committee:
Julie Herlands
4701 Sangamore Road, Suite S240
Bethesda, MD 20816
Phone: (301) 320-6900, ext. 15

Applications can be submitted by email or hard copy:
  • Email to: Please indicate in the subject line: "[Your Jurisdiction] EDD Award Application."
  • Mail hard copies to the above address: Please send three copies of everything for distribution to the committee.
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Deadline: Friday, February 11, 2011

Master's level students from PAB-accredited planning departments across the U.S. may apply. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded on the basis of a letter of recommendation from a full-time faculty member and an original paper or work having to do with a substantive and relevant topic related to economic development and planning. We prefer an article length or shorter paper submitted (not a thesis, although a shorter paper developed from the thesis is acceptable) of 2,000 to 2,500 words. The scholarship will be presented at the APA Conference in Boston, MA in April 2011 and the paper will be published in EDD's News & Views publication.

Submission Information
Please submit the application to:
John Provo, Ph.D., Associate Director
Office of Economic Development (0373)
Outreach and International Affairs
Virginia Tech
702 University City Blvd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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