Scholarships

Scholarship applications are due by February 26, 2012. To apply visit SBS scholarships 

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Agnes Allen Scholarship awards an undergraduate geospatial science and community planning major to include land management and interrelationships between the earth and humankind. Preference is given to students involved in research and thesis work.

Eligibility:

  • undergraduate or graduate
  • emphasis in geospatial sciences (geography)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in major
  • financial need documented by a completed FAFSA
  • at least one semester residency at NAU

Anne N. Ingram Memorial Scholarship goes to an undergraduate parks and recreation management major.

Eligibility:

  • at least 2.5 cumulative
  • 500 word essay that describes an outdoor experience, which includes them or one or both of their parents. The essay should stress the importance and benefits provided by outdoor recreation in creating and strengthening positive family values and relationships

Krimminger Fund awards undergraduates who are majoring in parks and recreation management. Preference may be given based upon financial need and to those who are physically disabled.

Eligibility:

Parks and Recreation Club Scholarship is given to undergraduates who are majoring in parks and recreation management.

Eligibility:

  • at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • junior or senior status

Parks and Recreation Management Student-to-Professional Scholarship awards parks and recreation management majors to help support transition from the classroom into the park, recreation and leisure service industry. 

Eligibility:

  • at least 2.8 GPA
  • junior or senior status
  • resume
  • essay describing future goals to become a parks and recreation professional including a statement about how this scholarship will help you reach these goals

Public Planning Student Excellence Scholarship is given to an undergraduate geospatial science and community planning major.

Eligibility:

  • junior or senior status
  • emphasis in community planning and development
  • financial need, complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at nau.edu/FinAid/How-It-Works/ 
  • essay or statements describing commitment to:
    • making a difference in physical, economically, and socially challenged small town and urban neighborhoods and downtowns
    • public participation and education as the foundation to community revitalization
    • community volunteerism to help people and places in need
    • involvement in the American Planning Association
     

    Students who can demonstrate the following will be given preference:

  • interest in working with culturally diverse communities
  • commitment to planning for the benefit of Native Americans
  • concern for issues of homelessness, affordable housing and/or environmental stewardship

Stanley Swarts Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate geospatial science and community planning major.

Eligibility:

  • junior or senior status
  • emphasis in geospatial sciences (geography)
  • cumulative 3.0 GPA or greater
  • essay (2 pages or less) explaining why geographic knowledge is necessary for a viable civilization
  • letter (2 paragraphs) from a geography professor describing the student as a person

Joe Rommel Memorial Award in Geography, Planning, and Recreation is used to pay fees for students who apply for the Wilderness First Responder Certification.

Eligibility:

  • parks and recreation management major
  • full time student
  • junior or senior status
  • strong interest in outdoor leadership

 Yoder Outdoor Leader Scholarship is given to an undergraduate parks and recreation management major with career goal of leading individuals or groups in the outdoors.

Eligibility:

  • outdoor leader emphasis
  • at least 45 units completed
  • minimum 3.0 GPA
  • resume
  • essay related to your outdoor experiences and career goals

External scholarships

The following scholarships are administered by organizations that are external to Northern Arizona University. Geography, Planning and Recreation students are eligible and encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

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American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter Scholarships 

Eligibility - Applicant must:

  • be one of the following students:
    • BS Public Planning  
    • MS Applied Geospatial SciencesPlanning & Recreation emphasis  
    • Master of AdministrationLand Use Planning: Community Planning emphasis 
  • have had a minimum of one previous semester residency at NAU
  • be continuing in the academic year after that application is submitted
  • no minimum GPA required, but academic achievement is considered in the selection process
  • the application will be assessed by a committee of the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter
  • the APA-AZ application form is distributed by GPR department email in March.
  • the form, along with the following material, must be submitted directly to the APA-AZ Chapter.
    • two-page personal written statement focusing on reasons for becoming a planner, career goals, and how this scholarship will help achieve these goals
    • annotated list of personal, academic, and professional achievements
    • current copy of your NAU transcript (computer printout is acceptable)
    • an additional summary of planning-related courses completed and grades received
    • three recommendation/reference letters in support of application for the scholarship

Women's Transportation Seminar—Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter Scholarship 

Eligibility:

  • five scholarships are available to Arizona university students
  • must be in a transportation-related field, which includes:
    • BS Public Planning  
    • BS GIS  
    • MS Applied Geospatial Sciences  
    • Master of AdministrationLand Use Planning emphasis 
  • must have had a minimum of one previous semester residency at NAU
  • must be continuing in the academic year after that application is submitted
  • must be a female student planning to pursue a transportation-related career
  • minimum GPA of 3.0
  • see scholarship information for possible other requirements
  • the application form is due mid-November to the WTS-Phoenix Chapter each year and will be assessed by a committee of the WTS-Phoenix Chapter
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