The Long Island Section of American Planning Association’s (APA) NY Metro Chapter is pleased to announce that we will be awarding three Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarships this year. The scholarships will enable awardees to attend the 2012 APA National Planning Conference, April 14th – 17th in Los Angeles, California.
Arthur H. Kunz was a Long Island planner who was deeply committed to preserving and enhancing Suffolk County by balancing its growth and development with environmental protection and played an integral part in Suffolk County’s development for almost 30 years. He worked for the Nassau County Planning Commission from 1958 to 1969. In 1969, he became Assistant Planning Director for the Suffolk County Department of Planning and Director in 1989. Arthur Kunz was a straightforward and highly regarded man whose planning knowledge, commitment to public service, and professionalism improved the quality of life in Suffolk County. Since 1994, the Long Island Section has been awarding planning scholarships in his memory.
Eligible applicants include Long Island entry-level planners (five or less years out of college or five years or less in a professional planning position) or graduate students in a planning-related major.
The $1,500 scholarship will cover the majority of expenses related to the conference registration, APA membership for one year for non-members, and some additional expenses. Mr. Kunz spent most APA conferences attending as many mobile workshops as possible and believed in the value of seeing planning in action in other parts of the country. Therefore, a portion of the scholarship is to be used to pay for participation in least one mobile workshop.
If you are an entry level planner working on Long Island or a graduate student of planning or a related field from Long Island and wish to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2012 APA Los Angeles conference, please send a letter of interest and your resume to APALongIsland@gmail.com.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE SUBMISSION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 2nd at 5 pm.